Does anyone have experience with this?
My 1st birth was 4 hrs from start to finish and now 4.5 years later I'm pregnant again and will deliver this baby after my daughter's 5th birthday. I'm praying that since my first birth was fast that this one will be fast too.
Huh. I hadn't heard that. DS will be five as well when this LO is born as well. My midwife still told me to brace myself for a short labor since my first wasn't that bad. We'll see, I guess!
WOHM to Leo (4/08) and enjoying the journey with DH
Announcing the arrival of Clara in August 2013!
I have heard that your body kind of resets itself after a certain amount of time. It was true for my mom. Her first three kids were within a couple years of eachother and all (including the first) were pretty fast "easy" labors. My younger sister was born 5 years after me and it was my mom's hardest and longest labor.
But, as PPs have pointed out I think it depends on the person and the baby
My first was a fast, crazy, insane labor that ended in an emergency c-section. She was frank breech and this wasn't discovered until I was 9 cm dilated with no drugs. She was nine and a half pounds, eight days early. It was an insane experience. My second was born six years later. I was in labor for 36 hours, 15 of them in hospital. I had a successful VBAC but it was long and uncomfortable, totally different that my first. I'm due with our third in November and I don't really have any expectations for this birth but I'd rather deliver out my *ear* than have another c-section! ;)
I'm going to have #2 six and a half years after #1, and was just talking to someone who had #2 14 year after #1, and she said her body responded just like she had done it before - her body looked pregnant quickly, and her birth smoother. I am sure there are always exceptions, but I wouldn't expect it to be harder - I am sure not!
Mama to Little Bee born April 2007 -
Expecting a new little one in Mid-October, after 3 1/2 years TTC
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