I had been contracting all day but apparently that was pre labour.
"Real" labour from intense pain to baby in arms was less than an hour and a half. 2 pushes and Bub was out.
Only just made it to the hospital.
I'm still not comprehending the situation, and how quick it was. It doesn't feel real.
Anyone else who had quick labours and deliveries feel the same way? How did you overcome it?
I feel selfish for feeling this way as I know I'm lucky in a way that I didn't have hours ( or days) of it
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06-09-2015 00:25 #1
Very quick labour/ birth
06-09-2015 04:12 #2
WOW! CONGRATULATIONS XXXXX
I had a very fast birth on my DD seven mths ago but it wasn't a surprise. I was taken in for induction and it took them hours to get things sorted (they messed up a few attempts) but from the first contraction to baby in arms was 55 minutes.
It does take a little time for the head to catch up but I'd take a fast labour any day.
Well done maternidade.
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06-09-2015 05:15 #3
That would have been intense with an induction
06-09-2015 07:37 #4
Congratulations and I think it's very normal to feel overwhelmed by a quick labour. I have had both a longer and a quick labour (8hrs) and (2.5hrs) consecutively. After my first was born I felt so relaxed and euphoric. After my second I felt like I was in shock my body was exhausted it was so full on. Especially as I had nothing with my second I went to bed thinking well I'm overdue no signs then woke up to intense contractions (7 in 20 mins) and her born 2ish hours later. We just made it to the hospital I couldn't relax into my labour until we got there (about an hour drive away).
It just awes me what our bodies are capable of..
06-09-2015 07:42 #5
So freakish jealous.
Congrats on your baby. I'm currently giving you a very green envious look.
06-09-2015 08:09 #6
Yep, I felt very much the same. 2 hours from first pain to baby in arms! First baby was a good, long-ish 14 hour labour- steady and painful, but I really eased into it. This time it was literally breath-taking.... I felt very out of control and I went into shock a bit.... No time to get the rhythm of the labour. My body (hips and lower back) were in agony for the first 6 weeks as the speed of the birth threw things out of alignment a bit. I didn't enjoy my second birth as much ( it was a water birth too- I was looking forward to hours of gentle labouring in the water, but I got in the birth pool and she was out in about 29 minutes after!), but I love my little girl to pieces!
Congratulations on your little one!
06-09-2015 08:22 #7
Dd3's labour/birth was 30 mins from 1st contraction to birth. Like you, only just made it to the hospital. I felt so ripped off to be honest. We were home 5 or so hours later, after I had some sleep. When she cried everyone jumped because none of us could comprehend there was a baby now, it all happened so fast. I wished I had time to process that I was in labour and prepare myself a bit. It took a good couple of days to adjust to the fact we now had a baby. I think also the fact it happened so fast along with the fact she went into distress due to meconium in the waters... it was all so rushed and tense and never had time to process it all. My next birth was 23 minutes but we were already at the Birth Centre, I was relaxed and calm, the midwife just let me do what I needed to do, then after she was born we were able to just lay in the bed and bond with her alone for 2 or so hours before going home. Even though it was a faster birth, the atmosphere allowed me to take it all in and process it. And I think the fact we knew it could be a fast labour helped prepare myself mentally.
You aren't selfish at all! I don't know if you ever really overcome it. Talking it through with dh helped a lot though- he noticed a lot more of what went on than I did. And having such a calm birth the next time helped as well. I think as you settle into life with baby you just adjust and over time can process things a bit better.
06-09-2015 08:27 #8Senior Member
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I had quick labours with all of them but my first was the quickest. I didn't really have those feelings you are describing, no. But that may be because it was my first baby, and I was very young... basically I had NO preconceived notions of what birth was about. I'm guessing that that is different to you; you went in having an idea of what a 'typical' labour is like and maybe you're comparing it to that.
The only issue I had with my first labour is that my body went into a bit of shock (shaking etc), but that went away after a while.
06-09-2015 09:25 #9
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06-09-2015 09:36 #10
I had a quick first labour when induced but was ok with that. My second was spontaneous and fast - we literally got to the hospital and she was out. I think I went into shock - I couldn't stop shaking and I really could process what happened. 13 weeks down the track I still think WTF - more in amazement than shock now though. I think it just takes time for our minds to catch up to the amazing things our bodies can do.
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