Originally Posted by preciousstone
Did anyone have dilation that just jumped to 10 in a very short period. Like say, you went from 4 to 10 in less than an hour, or something?
Me, twice. Both baby #2 & #3 were posterior - I can't imagine how fast their deliveries would have been had they been in the right position...
With baby #2, I went from 4 cm to delivery in about 40 minutes. Bag of waters broke about 1 hour before contractions started. The doctor had checked me at 8 cm and thought he had time to go back to the office and take care of a few more patients. He didn't even make it across the parking lot before he was called back. DS was born just as the doc rushed back into the room, catching him with his bare hands. Even the nurses were surprised at how fast he came.
With baby #3, I went from 4 cm to delivery in about 25 minutes. I only had one big contraction & that was when I got up to walk down the hall from the triage room (where I was 4 cm) to the birthing room about 10 minutes after they decided to admit me. I remember yelling that I couldn't do this anymore (thinking I was still a 4!!!) as I climbed up on the bed. The when midwife checked me and said, "Honey, you already have - he's right here!" I pushed a couple of times and then sploooosh, he was there. He was born with the bag of waters intact.
(Baby #1 was a fairly normal 13 hour labor with about 1 1/2 hours of pushing).