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).
#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
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.
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
Maegen, adventurous wife to DH, loving mom to my beautiful DD's and expecting another babe in March 2012!
7 hours hard labor, 1.5 hours pushing- 10 lbs, 5 oz
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....)
SAHM to Chloe«- 6/2008 (10 lbs, 5 oz), Hannah- 9/2010 (9 lbs, 12 oz), Liam- 2/2013 (9 lbs, 6 oz)
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)
mumma to sweet 7 year old girl
and darling 2 year old guy
Second was 1 1/2 hours of labor, no pushing (no, Im not kidding, i didn't push) 8lbs 4oz.
ds2 was born at 39 weeks and 3 days, 24 hour labor with 1 hour pushing. He was 8 lbs and 21 inches.
DD1 38w+4d. 11 hours of labor, a little over 1 hour pushing. 8lbs, 2oz.
DD2 38w+3d. Less than 4 hours of contractions, but water broke 36 hours before labor started. Baby was 6lbs, 14oz.
2nd- 7lb 2oz, 11 hour labor
3rd- 6lb 3oz, 10 hour labor
4th- 6lb 2oz, 14 hour labor
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
13yo ds 10yo dd 8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds
DS2: 39w, 2 1/2 total hours of labor, woke up to contractions 3 mins apart, no time for any kind of pain relief, 5 mins of pushing, 6 lbs 6 oz
so yes, my 2nd labor was MUCH shorter but my 2nd son was over a pound smaller!
babies ranged from 7#15 (baby #4) to 9#10 oz (baby #6)
my labors ranged from 2 hours (baby #3) to 12 hours (and a c-section)
The size of your baby has a lot to do with genetics and nutrition during pregnancy. My first baby I had no childbirth training and while I did try to eat well I did not have an emphasis on protein during my last trimester, with my second (a Bradley birth) a had a strong emphasis on nutrition and protein during my last trimester due to the classes (80-100 grams of protein a day keeps toxemia away) and she was much bigger than my son! He was 7 lbs 2 oz and she was 8 lbs 10 oz. Also, nearly all of students have big babies if they did well eating their protein throughout the entire last trimester. However, a bigger bay isn't a bad thing. A larger baby equals more pressure and pressure is a natural anesthesia. Also, pain perception can be drastically changed with training in natural childbirth techniques like walking, relaxing, abdominal breathing, and learning to differentiate between pressure and pain.
As far as the length of labor is concerned, that is usually shorter for subsequent births. Walking during first stage labor has also been shown to reduce the length of labor.
Yes and no. (I will skip the twins because that won't make much sense here at all.)
first dd: 10 lbs. ~7hrs from first contraction 20mins pushing
last dd: 8.5 lbs. ~5hrs from first contraction <5mins pushing (i wasn't even deliberately pushing)
ME&HE... loving our: dd(18) ~~ds(13) dd(13)~~ dd(10)
2nd labour 5 hours baby 7 lb 13 oz
3rd labour 8 hours baby 7 lb 10.5 oz
4th labour 4 hours baby 9 lb 6 oz
Becky, sahm to 25/04/2000 Chloe 12/04/2002 Cameron 19/02/2004 Caitlin 28/06/2005 24/07/2006 and Caden 14/03/2008
19.05.2012 18.08.2012 24.05.2013 25.6.2013 04.09.2014
My boys were the same length and head circumference (22" and 14.5"), but ODS was 8 lbs. 11 oz. and YDS was 9 lbs. 15 oz. ODS was super skinny, and YDS had some meat on him. lol
My first labour was an induction at 41 wks 3 days. I was in induced labour for 54 hours. With my second, I went into labour on my own at 41 weeks 1 day, and was already about 3 cm dilated when I was augmented for oligohydramnios. I guess I was in labour for just under 24 hours, but the hard part was only about 5 hours. I pushed for 13 minutes.
My second labour was FAR easier than the first! It was an amazing experience that I would gladly do over again!
Mom to two amazing boys, C (July 2005) and D (May 2010)
Founder/leader of a Babywearing group, and loving it!
in my experience, labors got shorter, and girl babies were smaller than my boy baby..
#1 - 19 hours, pit./epidural 7lbs 2oz
#2 12 hours, pit/epidural 8lbs 2 oz
#3 10 hours HB 7lbs 6oz
First easiest labor and biggest baby at 8.5 lbs. The subsequent 3 labors including a set of twins were all 'short' my anyone's description at about 3 hrs each, but still longer than my first. However, they were all smaller than the first at 8, 8, and 8/7 twins.
~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister
Livin' in the sticks with my chicks and lovin' it!
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DS1: Long story, about 3 days of latent labor and 16 hours of Cervidil and AROM induced active labor. 1 1/2 hours pushing. 6 lbs 11 oz. 2nd degree tear.
DS2: 2 hours 59 minutes. All natural. 20 minutes of pushing. 8 lbs 11 oz. No tear!
First baby. Born at 40+3, 10 hours total, including 3.5 hours pushing (asynclitic baby). second degree tear. 7lb, 4oz
Second baby. Born at 42+1, with about 2 days of slowly ramped up labor, 1 hour pushing. Second degree tear due to a shoulder dystocia. 9lb, 15oz