Shorter Labor for Subsequent Babies

Often times labor is shorter after you have already given birth once or twice but it is not a guarantee. Your body already know what to do and how to dilate. You already know how to relax and allow the process to happen and already know how to push. There are other factors that may affect the length of labor not withing your control such as the position of the baby.

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4Katie
Moms Expertise
    02/25/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I have to say most of mine were shorter after the first two, with the exception of the last one. I blame that on the midwife's assistant because she kept checking me, making me uncomfortable. I finally told her to stop doing it and it too my midwife telling her the same for her to stop. I was not impressed. So if I ever have another one, highly unlikely given my age, but there will be no one but my husband and midwife with me.
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