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post #21 of 54
No and yes but not in a bad way. I'm only counting "hard" labor.

#1- approx 5 hours with around 45 min pushing --7#4oz (induced had epi and episiotomy, less painful labor but harder recovery)

#2- approx 5 hours with around 30 min pushing --8#4oz (induced no pain meds small tears and episiotomy, much harder labor but easy recovery)

#3- approx 5 hours with around 20 min pushing --8#15oz (natural water birth only tiny abrasions but no tears, hard labor easy recovery)
post #22 of 54
All mine were born at home. No pain meds, no tears and super easy recoveries for all.

#1- 8lbs even at 40w5d, 4 hours of labor (45 minutes of that was pushing)
#2- 8lbs 2oz at 39w3d, 3.5 hours of labor (Only took 2-3 pushes for her and my next 3 births followed the same)
#3- 7lbs 12oz at 38w4d, 1hr 45 minutes
#4- 8lbs 10oz at 39w, 2.5 hours
#5- 6lbs 4oz at 36w, 2.5 hours
post #23 of 54
For me...yes and yes
DD1~ 8lbs 1oz...11hr induction
DS~ 9lbs even....6hr labor
DD2~ 9lbs 12oz...1hr 15 min labor
It seems mine get bigger and come out quicker-LOL
post #24 of 54
For my sister and for me, the second baby was bigger. Her second labor was longer and my second was shorter.

For my mama, her second was smaller and the birth was shorter.
post #25 of 54
Not always, for either one. I thought for sure my babies would get bigger and bigger each time, and for the first few, they did. After that, they got smaller and came earlier.

DS1 was 8 lbs. 12 oz. I was in active labor for about 15 hours, including 3 hours of pushing, but he was persistently posterior.
DS2 was 9 lbs. 1 oz. I was in active labor for about 4 hours, including 20 minutes of pushing. I was induced.
DS3 was 10 lbs. 2 oz. I was in active labor for about 6 hours, including 15 minutes of pushing.
DD1 was 8 lbs. 4 oz. I was in active labor for 4 hours, including 10 minutes of good pushing, although I started too soon and pushed uselessly for almost an hour before she really started descending. That was my bad, though.
DS4 was 8 lbs. I was in active labor for 4 hours, he came out in one push.
DD2 was 7 lbs. 12 oz. I was in active labor for 6 hours, including 40 minutes of pushing. She was asynclitic.
post #26 of 54
For me, yes and no. All 3 births were unmedicated in the hospital, but that's where the similarities end!

1: 13 hours back labor including about an hour of pushing, 8lb3oz

2: 5 hours labor, virtually painfree waterbirth, no pushing needed, he flew out! 8lb5oz

3: 14 hours labor, excruciatingly painful the whole time (turned out to be a nuchal hand, so I had his elbow in my spine the whole time) maybe 30 mins pushing, 8lb11oz

We shall see what #4 brings this spring, it's anyone's guess!
post #27 of 54


dd1-
42+ weeks
32+hrs of active labor ending in a c/s
9lbs 5oz



dd2-
40 weeks
12 hours start to finish, vbac
9lbs even (but with shoulder dystocia and a 4th degree tear)

ds-
42 weeks
4.5 hours start to finish, vbac
9lbs 8oz (no SD, small 2nd degree tear along the old scar)
post #28 of 54
1st labor: 12 hours of labor (had epidural which I think slowed things down) and 1 hour of pushing. He was 7 lbs 5 oz.

2nd labor: 4 hours of labor, pushed 2 times. Natural birth, no drugs. She was 6 lbs 12 oz.
post #29 of 54
DS: Induction by Pitocin at 39 weeks (37 by MY numbers) w/ Epidural
Labored 9 hours
Pushed 4 of those 9
Low forceps delivery
7 lbs

DD: Homebirth at 43 weeks 1 day
Labored 9 hours
Pushed 10 minutes (4 or 5 pushes total)
8lbs 10oz

Lucca's (DD) birth was SO much easier. I cannot even begin to explain how easy it was compared to Cain's birth. I believe that the major (and very unnecessary) interventions with Cain are why it was so difficult.
Either way, the bigger baby was the easiest. Both kids were 21 inches long.
post #30 of 54
First baby: 22 hours (1.5 hours pushing), 6 lbs 9 oz. Second: 20 hours (20 minutes pushing), 8 lbs 6 oz. Third: Just over an hour (10 minutes pushing), 8 lbs 8 oz.

Also, in addition to each labor being quicker than the last, each was also less painful. I wouldn't worry too much about size. When my second was born, I was shocked at how big he was - because he didn't feel any bigger coming out than dd had! Just the opposite. And I didn't tear, either, despite tearing the first time.
post #31 of 54
First baby was rubbish (ok, the labour, not the baby). Induction, took 3 days to get going, 12 hours of labour after ROM, 1 hour of allowed pushing before ventouse. Baby was 7lb 2.

Second baby, hard labour, 12 hours, 3 hours pushing, baby 9lb 5, home birth.

Third baby, home birth, 7lb 6, 5 hour labour, 10-20 mins pushing.

BUT - first birth was traumatic, unnecessary induction, whoel thing was wrong, it felt wrong, it was wrong, it looked wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

Second birth I was TERRIFIED because of first birth, I believe this impacted the second labour.

Third birth, I was all by myself, relaxed and able to go with the flow and I reckon that made things a lot easier.

So, I am not sure whether you can really judge anything from my experiences lolol. I mean, lots of things were different. First and second births I didn't exercise, I gained A LOT of weight, like 6-7 stone each pregnancy where as in the third pregnancy, I exercised and only gained 4 stone. I ate better in the third pregnancy (thing is, no matter how much I exercise and no matter how healthy I eat, I am still a big gainer).
post #32 of 54
#1 - 1.5 hours and 10 minutes pushing at 40 weeks exactly. 6 lb 14 oz
#2 - 6 hours and less than a minute pushing at 37 weeks (induced on an unfavorable cervix). 6 lb 15 oz

#3 - I'll let ya know in a few months

--K
post #33 of 54
DS: 6lb 2oz. Labor started at 9ish am, hard and fast from the beginning, born around 7pm

DD: 6lb 2oz. Labor on and off from 4:30am - noon, then building harder and faster until born at 7pm.

However, DS was 2 1/2 hours of pushing, I did not want my waters broken, and mw was fine with it, they broke near the end.

With DD, pushing was like 10 minutes. After the first two pushes, I was convinced by my care provider that breaking my water would speed it up, and frankly, I did not want to go through 2 1/2 hours again of pushing again. So I said yes, and she was born two pushes later.

So, about the same, really. but i liked the pushing part of DD a LOT better.
post #34 of 54
Not bigger and yes, much faster. Chiro and acupuncture helped a lot.
post #35 of 54
Weight was about the same but 2nd labor was much shorter.

DD1 - 8lbs even - 21 hours of labor (8hrs active and 1 hour of pushing)

DD2 - 8lbs 3oz - 2 and 1/2 hours of labor from start to finish - my body pushed through 3 contractions
post #36 of 54
First-
Pitocin birth-
7 hours hard labor, 1.5 hours pushing- 10 lbs, 5 oz

Second-
1.5 hours active labor, less than 30 min pushing- 9 lbs, 12 oz (I ran the entire pregnancy and gained about 20 lbs less.... I would have expected her to be smaller....)
post #37 of 54
#1: 9lb 9 oz, about 10 hour labor, 2 pushes
#2: 9lb 14 oz, about 8 hour labor, 2 pushes
#3: 8lb 7 oz, 30 hour labor, 2 pushes
post #38 of 54
Baby #1: 21 hr labor, 3 hrs of pushing (nuchal hand) 7lbs 5oz

Baby #2: 3 hr labor from start to finish, 15 mins pushing 8lbs exactly

So, bigger second baby, MUCH faster delivery. (more intense but faster)
post #39 of 54
first baby was 8'1, active labour was nearly 8 hours. Second baby was 9'1, active labour was 4 hours. Third baby was 8'10, active labour was 2 hours. Pushing was short with all three (20 minutes or under) last baby was 2 minutes.
post #40 of 54
First was 16 hours, about 1 1/2 hours of pushing, 8 lbs 9oz
Second was 1 1/2 hours of labor, no pushing (no, Im not kidding, i didn't push) 8lbs 4oz.
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