After the birth of my 2nd it has become apparent that i dilate very quickly and have fast labours.
1st I was induced and went from 5cm to fully in 2 hours ( but due to epi was 5 hours until she was out)
2nd as I was at home for most I went from 4cm to baby in my arms 3ish hours later. Only just made it back to the hospital after being told go home 3 and a bit hours earlier.
Thinking about 3rd and wondering what will happen next time. We only just made it to the hospital this time and the only reason we left to go was because I got hot and vomited ( so I knew it was serious) pain wise wasn't that bad.
For those that labour quick what protocols were in place, did you get induced?
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07-12-2015 23:40 #1
Quick deliveries what happens next time
08-12-2015 05:24 #2Senior Member
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I labour quickly & had a planned home birth for my last baby. It meant no travel for me & the midwives told me it would be safer to deliver at home on my own if they didn't name it on time than it would be to deliver on the side of the road.
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08-12-2015 05:28 #3
What about getting a midwife that lives close by?
08-12-2015 05:46 #4
My last labour (3rd baby)was 2hrs 22min from first contraction to baby. My ob said for #4 to leave for hospital at the first time contractions become regular. So when they are 5-7min apart but at least 3 in 15min.
08-12-2015 05:49 #5Senior Member
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I think it was careless that they sent you home! Due to your history they should take it seriously especially since it happened twice (I am pregnant with my 2nd and the 1st labour was fast so was told to get to the hospital early).
Otherwise, maybe a doula? For experienced support?
And not sure if you are public/private but have them not that you have fast deliveries. In caps. And glitter. In neon.
08-12-2015 07:58 #6
I complained to my oby, I am private and the hospital had a few spare birthing suites that night so worst case it wasn't progressing and my insurance got charged an extra night.
08-12-2015 08:27 #7
Following 😊😊 My first was a pretty fast (5 hours pre labour, 5 hours active labour) my second was crazy - one hour from first twinge to baby out with absolutely no pre labour at all 😲😲 Now thinking about a third. Ob mentioned after my second that for a third we could consider an induction as soon as my body is showing signs of being ready so that I'm guaranteed to be in hospital and not in the car or at home with my 2 dds! Interested in whether anyone else has been induced for a similar reason. Or other strategies? I'm not keen on a home birth because I had complications so would rather be in hospital. Sorry hope I'm not hijacking op!
08-12-2015 08:30 #8
Dd2 I went to hospital with regular pain- about 3 mins apart. I couldn't talk through the contractions. Was on the monitor for half an hour and told I wasn't in labour, midwife went to do an internal and my waters broke just as she was putting on her glove. Told to go away for an hour and come back. Went across the road to cafe, was there 45 mins and needed to start pushing, made the mad dash back to hospital and dd2 was born 15 minutes later.
Dd3 my waters broke on first contraction, they were every 3 mins. Left immediately to hospital a couple of blocks away and she was born half an hour after first contraction.
With number 4 we lived over half an hour from hospital. Spoke to midwife about how quickly previous labours progressed, and my concern I won't make it to the hospital. Plan was put in place I go in as soon as I think I am in labour. Contractions were 4 mins apart but not overly bad so went in, was 4cm, they stopped for an hour but midwife kept me there. Started again and she was out in 23 mins.
None of my labours had a build up. They all started at 3-4 mins apart. This time we will be doing exactly the same as last time.
08-12-2015 08:31 #9
08-12-2015 08:53 #10
My 2nd labour was just over an hour from first twinge to babe in arms, so I was also a bit concerned about the 3rd. It turned out that I had to be induced for medical reasons - which was probably for the best, as my 3rd labour was 30 mins from 1st contraction to baby out. Before I knew I was being induced, I had 3 neighbours lined up so I could ring them if needed, & was told to call an ambulance straight away if I felt labour was progressing. I probably wouldnt have made it to the local hospital (20ish mins away) if I hadnt been induced. I was also told its best to stay at home &ring an ambulane rather than birth on the side of the road.
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