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    This thread is enlightening... thank you OP! Actually this sounds quite similar to me. Although at 35 weeks my waters broke - tho there was no "gush" just a light trickle. An hour later I started experiencing some movement and what felt like very mild period pain. Half an hour later I was in full blown labour with contractions a minute long, three mins apart. I was in transition in the car on the way to the hospital (I literally had to cross my legs). I was already 10cm and less than 15 mins after getting there delivered a breech bub with three pushes. 1hr and fifteen mins from first hint of contraction (or anything really) to crowning.

    The only explanation I can think is that I was having silent contractions in the days leading up to the birth. Am preggo now (12 weeks) and my midwife said there are other signs to look out for... not sure what these are yet, but definitely going to do some more research.

    Thanks again for the lead!! Am so nervous hubby is going to have to deliver this bub on the kitchen floor with my toddler looking on 8-/
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    I have a friend who went for her pre-natal check at 39 weeks and found out she was already 10cm dilated. Had not a single pain or inkling that anything was going on. Went to hospital straight away and had her baby.

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    At the start of my labour I had cramping on the way to the hospital contractions started hard and fast, when I got there I was 8cms but it all stopped after that and took another few hours and them breaking my water for that last 2cm.

    Second labour hard contractions constant for 9 hours straight.

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    Ds's birth was similar but my waters broke at 11am monday morning and I leaked all day/night with a little cramping but nothing painful then by 3am on the Tuesday I was getting sharper pains but they were all over the place so didn't feel like contractions lol.
    I rang hospital @ 4.30ish and they kept telling me I would prob not give birth till that night maybe the next day, but to "come in if pain got worse or I needed to push" (they told me the same thing the day b4).
    Then at 5.30 I started feeling like I wanted to push so i got the ex up and went to the hospital. I wanted to go to the loo when I got to the hospital but he wouldn't let me (luckily) then when I got up there to check in at 6am they looked at me like I was overreacting and said they would "check me over b4 prob letting me go home".
    The midwife took one look said "he's crowning you can push" I was freaking out as I'd now missed my water birth but ds was born by 6.22am pretty much pain free and with no drugs at all (I demanded the gas when I received my one stitch lol).
    Dd's birth on the other hand very different she was born 7.5weeks early and induced, it was a horrid and painful experience but was pretty good i suppose considering other births I've heard about.

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    I had no contractions or braxton hicks with any of my 3 natural births. With Gabriel I went from nothing to having him in my arms in 1.5 hours. Julian went from not feeling anything to having him in my arms in 55 minutes, and Lysander went from not feeling anything to having him in my arms in 50 mins.

    I had a c-sec with Oliver and Jordan, but I tried naturally with them... they decided to induce me at 35 weeks due to pre-eclampsia and told me I was already 6cm dilated.

    I generally only had very intense strong contractions in the 10 mins before they were born. before then it was more like strong period pain, but nothing to write home about.

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    Oh wish I had silent contractions

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    Oh I hope the same happens next time! Since I wrote this, dh is more at ease with the fact that, unless I'm monitored frequently, I may have a spontaneous freebirth... Although, the thought still scares the crap out of him lol.

    It's so good to read other people's stories and to know that it really can happen with your second, third, etc bub too. The ob and midwives were amazed, they had never seen it lol. It's also good that these mumma-to-be's that are contionuously hearing horror stories can also see the complete opposite happens

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    Free birth would be awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokey Pokey View Post
    Oh wish I had silent contractions
    I'm sure everyone does! Everyone in the birthing suite found it hilarious that I was applying makeup and casually eating my breakfast while the were admitting other ladies at the same point that were most certainly feeling their contractions. One of the mid's was standing there watching the contraction graph peak and looking at me like I was crazy, I suppose they usually have silent labourers come in as they're ready to push so they don't usually get to see the lead up to it, iykwim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    I'm sure everyone does! Everyone in the birthing suite found it hilarious that I was applying makeup and casually eating my breakfast while the were admitting other ladies at the same point that were most certainly feeling their contractions. One of the mid's was standing there watching the contraction graph peak and looking at me like I was crazy, I suppose they usually have silent labourers come in as they're ready to push so they don't usually get to see the lead up to it, iykwim?


 

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