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Easier because I was at a birth center and I knew I didn't have the option of having meds unless I transferred.
Easier because I got a full water birth, not just water labor
Easier because it was faster
Easier because I was more confident that i could do it.
harder because it was faster.. lol therefore MUCH more painful
harder because I had to keep telling myself that I was doing the right thing. My brain kept trying to tell me "why are you doing this again?!"
harder because I had back labor
It was definitely worth it and overall I think it was easier the second time around. It was just different... lol
Kellisa, Mama to:
Courtney, Nola, Kya, and Whitney
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, training to be an IBCLC!
I progressed more steadily with my first and truly had a painfree labor (until the end and they wouldn't let me push because the doctor wasn't there yet )
With my second I progressed slower until my water broke at 5 1/2 cm. Once that happened everything went super fast and he was in my arms 50 minutes later, so that last 50 minutes was very intense. However, both labors were around 6 1/2 hours total--first was 6 hours 49 minutes; second was 6 hours 20 minutes.
What made my second better was that I was in a birth center with a midwife instead of a hospital with an ob.
They were both such amazing experiences though and something I can't wait to do again.
No way. It was much harder and much more painful .. and 7 & a half hours longer.
I didn't expect her to turn face up.. that's why it was so excruciating. I went from 2 - 9 in 2 hours though which is why my doctor wants me to get to the hospital as soon as I think Im in labor.. I hope this lil guy comes out FAST and the right way