Might be a quick one! Some midwives say half as long. Kenneth Johnson, DO, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology...
Might be a quick one!
Some midwives say half as long. Kenneth Johnson, DO, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, says, "A second vaginal delivery is almost always faster than the first delivery, but the actual decrease in time of the labor is extremely variable. In general, several hours less. I have had women deliver in less than an hour, so be ready!"



On the other hand, do keep in mind that there are exceptions to every rule. Some subsequent labors won't be any shorter than the first -- they can even be longer. The lesson here? Be ready, yes... be ready for anything!PregnancyAndBaby.com

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