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Second child, labour quicker?
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:58 AM
DS1 - I'm actually not 100% sure lol I THINK around 11 hours though, starting from when I definitely knew I was in labour (not actually when contractions started) till epidural for emergency c-section. I was 38+2 weeks.
DS2 - 2hours 10mins, from first contraction till in my arms, born in 20mins. I made it to the birthing suite 5 mins before I had to start pushing. I had BH for 2 days prior. I was 39+2
I'm also wondering how long #3 will take. I think I'll go over my due date. My plan is to call the hospital & say I'm on my way as soon as labour starts.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:13 AM
DS1 was induced. 4.5 hr labour 10 days early and was 4.5kgsDD was natural 4 days early. 6 he labour 3.8kgsDS2 was 20 minutes. 2 days early 3.5kgs.
I found my 2nd labour to be worse. I think because I knew what was going to happen and I was frightened.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:53 PM
1st induced post dates, forceps for narrow pelvic outlet-from the ARM and drip was 16 hours (from gels was 21 hours) 3.57kg
2nd 38+2 about 10 hours from 1st cx to birth. About 9 hrs from waters breaking-from 5cm was only 3 hours. Lots of BH 3.54kg
3rd 39+5 waters broke and son was born 7 hours later. Again it took me about 5 hours to get to 5cm my cervix is a slow dilator. I had an irritable uterus and had many false starts with Sam. I was quite unwell too. Sam was 3.78kg
My mum was 35 hours for me, my brother after me was 5 hours!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:55 PM
Not for me.
1st baby - 10 days late spontaneous labour - took 5 hours to go from 0-10 cm, but then over 4.5 hours pushing stage (long story). She was 3.66kg
2nd - 8 days late, induced at 7 days over - 10 hours from ARM to 10cm dilated, even with syntocin cranking at its highest. Then an emerg CS. He was 4.345kg
Didn't labour with my 3rd.
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