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Old 08-18-2013, 08:01 AM   #11
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:17 AM   #12
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I've had a 5 hour labor and a 2 hour. We got to the hospital at 8 and 7 centimeters. Both times I didn't really believe I was in labor, but luckily DH and his mom pushed me out the door. With DD2 I timed two or three contractions and left. I'm pregnant with my third and am calling an ambulance if my ctx are 3 mins apart before we leave home. We have a 30 minute drive to the hospital.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:23 PM   #13
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My last delivery was only 5 hours...I'm nervous for this one!
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:50 PM   #14
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I would look for stores or parks near the hospital you could go to in early labor and walk around or rest as needed. Then you don't have to deal with a long car ride in late labor. I don't recommend going to the hospital in early labor - the earlier you go, the more likely they are to force interventions on you. You also probably have a limit on how long you get to stay in the hospital, and that clock starts as soon as you check in.

I would hire a doula and have her on call for whatever eventuality if you don't plan to work with a midwife. She can't provide medical help, but she can help you emotionally and logistically so you can focus on the birth.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #15
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My 2nd was 5 hours from first cramp or bit of uncomfortableness until birth. I`m not really worried this time. I figure worst case scenario I give dd2 a bunch of cereal and hope for someone to get here to help. From call to dp getting home it`s at least 40 minutes. If the mw is in clinic at the time she is closer to 45-50 minutes away. My neighbour is due about a month before me so hopefully she will be home with her toddler and newborn and be able to assist a bit.
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With my.non induced hospital birth, I went in 2 mins apart. I ggot there after 10pm and birthed right before midnight. I figured the less time there the less chance for interventions
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Hmmm....my first (and only pregnancy so far) labour was 2 hours start to finish. Since we live about 40-50 minutes away from the hospital I gave birth within an hour of arriving at hospital (I was 8.5cm when they first checked me). I would suggest going straight away if you are concerned about getting there on time. I know I had trouble walking through the hospital to get to the delivery suite (we didn't see any wheel chairs around and I just wanted to get to delivery before the baby arrived). I can't imagine walking around a shopping mall in labour waiting until the last minute!! If you are concerned about how the hospital will deal with things ASK them about it, write a PLAN and TALK to your partner about your wishes. You are your best advocate. In my experience though there wasn't time for any interventions, etc. After my birth I even had a couple of midwives suggest I go to the birthing centre (rather than delivery suite) the next time...when I asked why they said so I could have the use of the birthing tubs (since I didn't have any drugs besides a bit of gas)... I think I laughed when I told them there was no point-I didn't have time for a bath!!

My plan for next time is
1. If DH is there then go straight to the hospital. Perhaps call an ambulance to meet us part way depending on how labour is going.

2. If DH is not there call an ambulance and meet DH at the hospital (DH's work is 35 minutes from home).

Of course I'll probably jinx myself into a 36 hour labour next time
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:05 PM   #18
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Hmmm....my first (and only pregnancy so far) labour was 2 hours start to finish. Since we live about 40-50 minutes away from the hospital I gave birth within an hour of arriving at hospital (I was 8.5cm when they first checked me). I would suggest going straight away if you are concerned about getting there on time. I know I had trouble walking through the hospital to get to the delivery suite (we didn't see any wheel chairs around and I just wanted to get to delivery before the baby arrived). I can't imagine walking around a shopping mall in labour waiting until the last minute!! If you are concerned about how the hospital will deal with things ASK them about it, write a PLAN and TALK to your partner about your wishes. You are your best advocate. In my experience though there wasn't time for any interventions, etc. After my birth I even had a couple of midwives suggest I go to the birthing centre (rather than delivery suite) the next time...when I asked why they said so I could have the use of the birthing tubs (since I didn't have any drugs besides a bit of gas)... I think I laughed when I told them there was no point-I didn't have time for a bath!!

My plan for next time is
1. If DH is there then go straight to the hospital. Perhaps call an ambulance to meet us part way depending on how labour is going.

2. If DH is not there call an ambulance and meet DH at the hospital (DH's work is 35 minutes from home).

Of course I'll probably jinx myself into a 36 hour labour next time
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My first was just shy of 2.5 hours. My second was about 3 or 4 hours of super mild early labour (thought it was Braxton Hicks, it didn't even hurt) followed by 45 minutes of whirlwind active labour. I prepared myself for the possibility that I would deliver at home but I did make it both times. I told my midwives that I would have them come to me if I felt I was progressing too quickly and I just tried to trust my instincts.

In your case, I'd say leave early and walk the hospital itself without checking in. Nobody will bother you but you're closer than a restaurant. And if things suddenly go into overdrive, you can tell your husband to start yelling and have doctors/nurses come running to you.

Also, keep in mind that in MOST cases (the overwhelming majority), babies who come fast are doing so because everything is going right, not because anything is wrong.

Maybe adopt a Hitchhiker's Guide approach? Don't panic and bring a towel?
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Originally Posted by Mommy to Eli and Baby#2 View Post

Maybe adopt a Hitchhiker's Guide approach? Don't panic and bring a towel?

lol! So perfect a use for that quote


OP, My first was a terrible hospital experience, arrived there much too early. Second, I waited until last minute and had baby 15 minutes after arriving at hospital (after 45 minute car ride--wished I had homebirthed). Third was planned unassisted homebirth and quickest and easiest of all three, less than a day of light labor, less than an hour of active labor.

It sounds like you kinda want to repeat the homebirth, but don't have the support you need, whether it's from family, partner or HCP due to previous csec...
If that's the case I agree with brush up on emergency homebirth prep, keep important things handy (The only things I used: clean towels, receiving blankets, a bowl for the placenta, dental floss and scissors (cleaned with alcohol) for the birth and afterwards: Depends). I also agree that if things go quickly and smoothly it's because there is no problem.

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