Re: If you had short labor w/1st, was 2nd also short or shorter?
My first was 7 hours from first niggle to delivery. Second was the same.
With the rest, I mostly had lots of prelabour/warning, and then a short (2-3hr) active labour. But my later babies have been born at home, so it's my midwife who has to rush out and worry about getting there on time, not me.
DH married for almost 15 years, parents to 7 small people, so far.