|Alstro, if your first birth was only 4 hours it is curious you are worried about a long labor this time.
Well, not worried exactly, but it occured to me I have limited experience and not so broad a view because my labour and birth were IMO straight forward and everything I was hoping for. I loved Sophie's birth, it was so neat. I remember saying to dh "well, not next weekend or anything, but I'll definitely do that again!" I felt good about it because I met all my "goals" say, like no interventions, meds, or dictated pushing.
So, what would happen if things were different, or say in Darshani's case, reeeeally different. I don't know, so you guys are really helping me out. The midwives say
it will likely be pretty quick this time, but I'd like to broaden my knowledge base a little, so dh and I don't get freaked if something weird happens.
|Once it's fully primed, the actual moving out of the baby should go swiftly.
This is what happened, it actually happened so quickly I was a little bewildered when they flopped dd up on my chest. A large percentage of my friends, though, have said they "pushed for hours". I always feel a little bad and so don't talk about Sophie's birth much because I have no complaints, in fact I hold that experience close to my heart. I can't help but think in some cases it's because they were totally unprepared for what they were going to do
Maybe I should tell my story more, just so they aren't all horrifying!
Anyway, you guys are great.