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September 11th, 2012, 10:52 AM
Jennifer8080 Jennifer8080 is offline
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Originally Posted by ~ Nicole ~ View Post
My mom who had 5 kids told me each labor was faster than the last. My first labor was 15 hours from when pain started until birth and my second labor had a whole day of painless contractions and only about 7 hours of painful contractions before birth. I was expecting the third time to have less time in pain I still want to have natural be my goal.
Generally it is, but not always. My son's labor was shorter overall by a few hours but the time I was in active hard labor was double what it was with my daughter. It was a much harder labor because of his position. That said, I still did it totally natural. You can definitely do it if you have your mind set on it!

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