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
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01-09-2013 17:56 #1Junior Member
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3rd time around , is labour going to be super quick ?
01-09-2013 18:10 #2
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.
01-09-2013 18:12 #3
DD1 - 12 hours
DD2 - 3 hours
DD3 - 1 hour
01-09-2013 18:16 #4Senior Member
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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.
01-09-2013 18:16 #5
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!
01-09-2013 18:29 #6Junior Member
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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!)
01-09-2013 18:43 #7
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.
01-09-2013 18:46 #8
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.
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01-09-2013 18:56 #9
I hope so! My first was 22hrs, my second was 3hrs. Hoping for shorter this time
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01-09-2013 20:48 #10
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.
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