How different? CallMeDobby Due December 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 2505 posts
Oct 31st '12

Just a few questions? :)
* How different was labour and birth second time around for Mummys?
(My labour was 30 hours, pushing for 2.5 and I had to get alot of stitches because my son was born posterior) I am so scared about labour this time around.

* Was your second baby easier in the way of sleeping, feeding ect?
(My son is the happiest baby, even at a year old, always smiling and I constantly hear that my next will be the complete opposite) Experiences please?

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
Oct 31st '12

My first was a 10 hour labour and a super happy baby that never cried.
My second was an hour and half labour and a fussy baby that had colic and cried 24/7. Sorry to say lol.
But they aren't all like that, just luck of the draw I guess!! My 3rd baby is like my first.

Mamas3(B's) Due April 19; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 1972 posts
Oct 31st '12

Both my kids were amazing good kids hopeing the third is the same :)

Bailey&Ashlin's Mum 2 kids; New Zealand 882 posts
Oct 31st '12

My 1st I was in labour for 5 days & had undiagnosed pre-eclampsia until admitted into hospital the day I was due.
This time ive got a group of 4 midwifes all with me to ensure I dont have to go through that again so hoping its very different :) Im very nervous though!

Cherub#3 Due January 18 (boy); Australia 72 posts
Oct 31st '12

my labour with my 1st compared to my 2nd was completely different but both babies were amazing both slept and ate well hoping number 3 will be the same :)

NoLongerHere NowhereVille, AB, Canada 1934 posts
Oct 31st '12

Never had labour with the first-scheduled csection
Labouree 8 hours & ended up in emergency csection. 2nd time was def harder.

1st son was colicky for the first few months but was a pretty textbook kid; easygoing kid otherwise. Never had any issues & is a very happy energetic 18mo old now. He's also always been petite.
2nd son has been the most opposite child in every way-including looks. He's colicky, has reflux, trouble nursing, has a milk protein allergy & has been the angriest baby alive until we got this all figured out. AND he's a littlw tank! i would definitely agree that there was a difference between my 2! Lol

skwey 4 kids; Spokane, Washington 2207 posts
Oct 31st '12

My labors were about the same. First one at 38w and 4 days, lasted about 5 hours. She was a great baby, slept all night starting at 2 weeks old, breastfed like a champ, never cried. Second one at 39w 6d, lasted about 4 hours. He was colicky, woke up at least 6 times a night, refused to breastfeed.

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
Oct 31st '12

First labor was 1 hr 46 minutes from the start of contractions to delivery. He was born at 36 weeks 2 days.

Second labor was 36 minutes. I was induced, they broke my water, contractions started, and she was delivered 36 minutes later. She was born at 36 weeks 3 days.

Both kids were wonderful sleepers and eaters. We cosleep. My second is a much better eater now because I discovered BLW.