Originally Posted by Red Sonja
With DD1 I woke up at 12:50 am with something the (maybe? possibly? but not entirely sure) could have been a contraction. She was born at 2:57 am.
Similar with DD2 - woke up with a "maybe?" at 6:30 am, she was born at 8:41 am.
Originally Posted by neveryoumindthere
#2 - Contractions started 11pm, she was in my arms 40 minutes later
Wow!!! This is exactly what I'm afraid will happen to me -- even shorter than last time, say maybe an hour total?!
We have to drop our DD off with relatives on the way to the hospital (will take a total of 35-40 minutes). It could be a close call!
And while I appreciate a short labor in some ways, it can be damaging to the pelvic floor and hips, it's very overwhelming, and baby can also not get enough squeezing to empty fluid out of the lungs, or end up bruised and jaundiced. Some of which happened last time, so I don't really want an even shorter labor than last time...