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Childbirth - the second time round

  1. Sonya L Morley profile image61
    Sonya L Morleyposted 5 years ago

    Would you say that childbirth is easier the second time round?

    1. kerryg profile image88
      kerrygposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was for me! First time - 12 hours. Second time - 3 hours. Happened so fast I didn't have time for an epidural even if I'd wanted one. We were at the hospital barely an hour.

  2. Greek One profile image72
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    as far as c-sections go... nope

  3. breastpumpreviews profile image80
    breastpumpreviewsposted 5 years ago

    Yes my second was the easiest.  I didn't have time for an epidural.  The third time my son turned breech at 39 weeks so I had to have a c-section.

  4. Meg Moon profile image83
    Meg Moonposted 5 years ago

    Mine was easier in the sense that it was quicker but with my first I had an episitomy so this made the pushing a bit more painful with my first. I'm expecting my third and have heard that it can be a bit of a wildcard!

    1. Meg Moon profile image83
      Meg Moonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      * pushing more painful with my second sorry

  5. savanahl profile image72
    savanahlposted 5 years ago

    If you get an epidural it's all easy but the second one is usually faster than the first. My second was the fastest of all five. I was in labor for an hour and a half. Almost didn't make it to the hospital.

  6. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    It was for me also. I always kid my second son about being a true New Yorker (where he was born) because he was in such a hurry to arrive - about an hour and a half labor. My husband barely had time to wash his hands. My first was 6 hours, but somewhat more peaceful, except the transition.  I didn't have an epidural with either.

  7. MelissaBarrett profile image61
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    My second was easier than my first... my fourth was the most difficult/painful.  I think it's luck of the draw really.

  8. earthybirthymama profile image79
    earthybirthymamaposted 5 years ago

    I've given birth a few times.  My second was easier than my first, but third more difficult than than my second, my fourth easier than all of then.. and so on.  I do't think there is a rule, life happens smile

  9. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    According to my Wife, yes, the second time was significantly easier.  Her recovery was also quicker than the previous time.