+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0

    Default 3rd time around , is labour going to be super quick ?

    Hi ladies , I know that no one can actually predict what's going to happen but I was hoping you all could share your own experiences with me ...
    My first baby 9yrs ago was born at 41 weeks natural labour lasting 5hrs 45min , my second son was born 7yrs ago born at 39 weeks natural labour lasting only 45 min from first contraction to holding baby .... Iam 26 weeks along with baby boy number 3 and I'm a little scared that I might not make it to the hospital ....
    Could it really get any quicker than 45 min , I'm seriously considering camping out in the hospital car park

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,226
    Thanks
    3,792
    Thanked
    2,210
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    It probably will be faster based on my experience!

    Ds1- 12 hours
    Ds2- 6 hours
    Ds3- 3 hours

    15 year break between babies

    Dd1- 45 mins

    I wondered if I would have reverted back to a longer birth due to the gap between 3rd and 4th bubs but it was very fast.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,998
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    237
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    DD1 - 12 hours
    DD2 - 3 hours
    DD3 - 1 hour

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,491
    Thanks
    3,580
    Thanked
    838
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Rather than camping out in the hospital car park, have a few things at home ready so that if baby looks like they are coming quick, you can call an ambulance and birth at home or they can transport you if they think baby will wait.

    If baby is coming quick, you are safer to be at home with medical help on route than to try to make it on the road.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    10,943
    Thanks
    2,608
    Thanked
    2,866
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Based on my experience and OP it sounds like you're the same, I would definitely be sleeping over in the Hospy car park when birth was imminent!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default Sounds familiar!

    Hi, you sound a little like me, first labour 5:15, second 3:20, third (induction) I horrifically went from 3cm to delivered in 20 minutes (not recommended...) and then the fourth...I had about 5 contractions 20-25 minutes apart, they stopped, I woke up about 40 minutes later as my waters broke, had about a 20 minute lull and wanted to push with the next contraction! So, not really a labour at all :-P My advice - can you have a homebirth? Then the midwife just has to get to you while you spend some time keeping the baby in! (which if you are already wanting to push is really quite difficult! We managed it for 30 minutes, the midwife opened the door just after his head came out!)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,782
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Eek! You're scaring me! I'm very similar to you. DD 9 years ago was 5 hours active labour. DS was induced 6 years ago, 2 hours active labour and I'm due in 4 weeks!

    By the sounds of others experiences it looks like we might be in for quick labours.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    629
    Thanks
    249
    Thanked
    221
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would be considering camping out to if I were you My third was a lot quicker than my first two, but it was a different situation to. With my first two labour started with contractions and my waters were broken sometime down the track, both arrived pretty quickly once that had been done. With DD2 my waters broke on their own before contractions started. With the first two I had prelabour type stuff for only a few days before I went into laboir. With DD2 I had prelaboir type stuff happening from about 26 weeks until she was born at 36 weeks. My labour times were, DD1: 24 hours approx, DS: 8 hours, DD2: 3.5 hours after waters breaking, about 1.5 hours of contractions.
    Last edited by TableDancer; 01-09-2013 at 19:52.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    11,313
    Thanks
    1,749
    Thanked
    1,815
    Reviews
    24
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I hope so! My first was 22hrs, my second was 3hrs. Hoping for shorter this time

    Sent from my GT-P7500 using BubHub

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,539
    Thanks
    519
    Thanked
    450
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Based on my experience, yes!
    DS1: 4:17 (39+6)
    DS2: 4:10 (38)
    DS3: 2:20 (40+5)
    Our midwife has told us they will get faster.


 

Similar Threads

  1. More braxton hicks = quick labour?
    By faroutbrusselsprout in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-04-2013, 21:40
  2. super quick meals...
    By TnA in forum Recipes & Lunchbox Ideas
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-12-2012, 20:57
  3. Really bad labour last time? will this one be worse?
    By Maydews in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-11-2012, 18:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Bamboo Lulu
Unique, non-toxic wooden eco toys for babies. Water-based paints, saliva-resistant & baby safe. Super soft, prints & basics for baby, made from bamboo & organic cotton. Hypoallergenic - great for eczema relief. FREE gift with purchase. Code BUBHUB
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Softmats
Softmats specialises in safe, non-toxic, and durable play mats. The international Premium Dwinguler™ Play Mats and Premium Bubba Mat™ range of floor spaces are the best quality in the world.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!