|Originally posted by OnTheFence
From what I have learned from moms that have birthed three or more, it seems like that third one is a wild card. They either come fast and furious, or slow and steady. :LOL
My labor nurse 3rd time told me 1st baby [usually] takes awhile, second comes real quick and 3rd does what it wants :LOL
But without getting into my whole birth story 3rd was 2 weeks early,may not have been 'real' labor but since I was 4cm and having some contrax they wouldn't send me home because of how fast I went 2nd time. Basically I think that is why her labor was longer, I kept stalling out. Urgh if I only went for that homebirth...
1. 8 hours and biggest baby
2. 3hrs 43 minutes
3. 14 hrs and smallest baby
I count from first contrax to delivery, all were med free except baby 3, got pitocin with her but that's it.
My mom's all pain med free but first was an induction:
1st: induction with I think pitocin but this was late 70's and ma said somthing about she was given some drug trial induction med that made her sick -5 hrs (smallest)
me) 45 minutes after her water broke before that she didn't really count as she felt no real contrax she said, just a dull bellyache
3rd: 3hrs 5 minutes but bro was transverse and they wanted to do a section on her. She told docs to wait it out, as soon as he turned they broke her water, 5 minutes later he was born. She jokes if he wasn't sideways she could have had him in 5 minutes. He was the biggest btw.
It seems in mine and mom's case our smallest babies took the longest and I know a lot of people with smaller babies that also have had long labors, wonder if gravity has anything to do with this?
sorry I rambled, I have 'nope can't just answer a q with less than 10 words' syndrome!