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My previous labor lasted over 15 hours; will my next labor also take that long?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends
In general, labor is shorter with second and third pregnancies but not always.
The position of the baby, the size of the baby, how far along you are influence the length of labor. Some complications like gestational diabetes can also influence the length of labor as well.

In brief: Depends
In general, labor is shorter with second and third pregnancies but not always.
The position of the baby, the size of the baby, how far along you are influence the length of labor. Some complications like gestational diabetes can also influence the length of labor as well.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
In brief: Possibly
But more often labor with a second child is shorter but not in all cases.

In brief: Possibly
But more often labor with a second child is shorter but not in all cases.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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