I was told that my second labour would be quicker but I was not ready for what my daughter had in store for me. I have also heard that if you concieve before you first child is 2 years old then your more then likey going to have a quicker birth as its all still alittle softer then if you waited say 4 years to have your second child.
My son was a 9 hour labour so for my daughter I was told to expect at leasted 6 hours. The doctors worried me throughout the pregnancy that my baby was to small. I had to have ultrasounds up until a week before she was born.
My daughter turned around at 35 weeks and was born a mear 6 days later, as I was expecting a decent labour I wasn't in any hurry to go up to the hospital, my husband however once he found out he took me straight up there. Luckly because my labour from start to finish, it lasted 55 mins thats from my first contration to my daughter been pronunced alive.
It was all very scary as during my first labour I was sleeping in between contractions as the second I couldnt do anything It was all so quickly if my waters hadn't broken 3 hours earlier I wouldn't have made it to hospital. My labour was alot more intence as instead of having 9 hours to dialate i had less then an hour so the contractions started as the last I had with my son, very close and fast.
I am expecting baby number 3 in Febuary so I hope it isn't each baby get faster or i'll be in BIG trouble.
Just remember that this baby is differant to your first, so your laubor is going to be differant the feeling and posions you had last time will proberly be so differant its like this is your first all over again. Its a wonderful experance and just try to relax as your baby will do all the work.
Congratulations and I wish you a safe arrival.
Mel, Bailey 30/3/03, Jaida 10/12/04 & EDD 3/3/07