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I do think that a gentle way to reassure them both, later on, as they talk about birth, that things may be different next time, is to mention how "the first birth is the hardest!" Because it really is that for most people - it's usually the longest, etc. And if they know anything about your births, they certainly know that your first was a long, hard labor and the second so fast and manageable that you surprised yourself with a UC.