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Will my labor be longer with twins?

Will my labor be longer with twins?
Submitted by Parents Team

It could be -- or it could be slightly shorter. On one hand, because your uterus will be stretched out, your contractions may be weaker, which means it may take you longer to reach a fully dilated 10 centimeters, ultimately slowing things down. On the other hand, you're likely to have more contractions prior to active labor, so your cervix may be quite dilated early on. What's more, since multiples often come weeks early, the pushing phase of a vaginal delivery may be quicker since the babies will be smaller.  --Donna Christiano

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