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Asked by blondemama2acutie

Q: Is it true that with a 2nd pregnancy that labour time is possibly shorter?

Okay so here is another question :) since I have been getting closer to the end I've been doing lots of reading, and have read things about labour and delivery being a shorter process then with your first pregnancy? Is this always true? I would love to hear from other mothers who already have previous children as to what your labour time was the next time around...shorter or longer?? My first was 8 hours so a shorter labour and delivery this time around would be great! :)

This question was asked Feb. 28, 2012 7:36pm
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Answered by Sybella - Mar. 4, 2012 7:44am
My first was 46hrs, Second 22hrs and Third was 11hrs so mine halved each time. Hopefully this one will be quicker!

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Answered by JessicaWall11 - Mar. 1, 2012 1:02am
Im definatly saying to those of you who had under 10 hr labours your lucky. My first one was 28 hrs, and I'm praying this one will go alot faster. but i still have time im only 10 wks

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Answered by AmpMommy - Feb. 29, 2012 7:37pm
Generally speaking yes. For me it wasn't true though. My 2nd was my longest labor (24 hours!!!) My first was 7 hours and my 3rd was 2 hours. Apparently my 2nd kiddo wanted to take his sweet time though...lol

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Answered by Mamaof2soon3 - Feb. 29, 2012 5:03pm
My first was 5hrs and my second was 3hrs. Good luck!! (this was duplicate because I wasnt signed in when I answered.) :)

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Answered by a guest - Feb. 29, 2012 5:00pm
my first was 5hrs and my second was 3hrs. Good Luck

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Answered by Leniana - Feb. 29, 2012 3:23pm
Studies have shown that second labors are statistically shorter by a short amount (I forget the exact amount, I want to say appr 2 hours). Of course that is just statistics, everyone will be a little different. When you are going through it, it will all seem like forever anyways LOL.

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Answered by ilovebabybumps - Feb. 29, 2012 11:33am
to be honest both of my labours where around 6hours from start to finish but i found i coped with it better because i knew what was going on.

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Answered by a guest - Feb. 29, 2012 5:19am
My first was 8HRS and my second was 6hrs i will see how the third one gos in nov.i just found out i was pregnant with #3.

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Answered by babycarnell - Feb. 28, 2012 9:33pm
My first was 20 hours and oh so painful, my second was half an hour and lovely! Fingers crossed for u! :)

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Answered by lisserb - Feb. 28, 2012 9:07pm
I haven't personally experience two labors, yet...my first was 10 hours. I have several friends though, who have definitely had faster labors. One of them very nearly didn't make it to the hospital, and another went so fast she delivered twins without an epidural because there wasn't time for one. Only one of my friends has had longer labors with subsequent babies.

I'm also hoping for a shorter labor this time. :)

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