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    Default When did baby number 2 arrive?

    Quote Originally Posted by gumnut babies View Post
    Wow! All these earlier and faster stories! I'm a little nervous about how fast some second labours are... My first was reasonably quick (4hrs from waters breaking to babe in arms) - it's exciting (scary!) to imagine what this one will be like!

    How did all of you with super fast second labours get to the hospital on time?
    I live 10min away from the hospital... However I took the time to let DH sleep in, then had a shower and a blow wave before going.
    Had I been further away from hospital I would have skipped the blow wave 😋

    My mw had told me to come to hospital at the first sign of a real contraction and not to wait for a pattern etc

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    DH did 150km the whole way.(50 min trip done in 30 mins) I had to stop timing it was making me too nervous, Thankfully it was 3 in the morning so quiet on the road, when I got there I got in the bath, waters broke, 2 contractions and she was born.

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    Earlier and faster.
    1st was 1 day early and 6 hrs.
    2nd was 8 days early and 3hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soon2be4 View Post
    DH did 150km the whole way.(50 min trip done in 30 mins) I had to stop timing it was making me too nervous, Thankfully it was 3 in the morning so quiet on the road, when I got there I got in the bath, waters broke, 2 contractions and she was born.
    Goodness me that is cutting it fine!

    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    I live 10min away from the hospital... However I took the time to let DH sleep in, then had a shower and a blow wave before going.
    Had I been further away from hospital I would have skipped the blow wave 😋

    My mw had told me to come to hospital at the first sign of a real contraction and not to wait for a pattern etc
    Lol - I doubt I will be as calm as you (although who wants to give birth without a fabulous blow wave?)

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    If you had a quick first labour I would leave as soon as you have any sign. My Ob and middie told me to do this too. You can always walk some stairs or go home if it's not the real deal ..

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    Bub 1 - spontaneous, on time, 35+ hrs of labour

    Bub 2 - induced at 40+3, 2.5hrs of established labour (about 8 hrs of unproductive contractions that were just caused by the drip but did nothing to dilate the cervix).

    My second labour & birth was by far the better of the two, despite being induced and bub being 1kg bigger than my first!

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    Bub 1 arrived at 39.3 weeks - was posterior and had a very long and painful labor.

    Bub 2 arrived at 41 weeks (I was shocked and didn't expect this). I had an easy and super quick delivery. Bubs arrived within 3hrs of first pain.

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    Default When did baby number 2 arrive?

    later (14days over) and labour was only a little bit shorter :-)

    my shortest pregnancy was 41 weeks and labour for that one was 2hrs 40mins :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunkx View Post
    later (14days over) and labour was only a little bit shorter :-)

    my shortest pregnancy was 41 weeks and labour for that one was 2hrs 40mins :-)
    Ah I can't even think about being pregnant longer than last time 😁

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