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post #21 of 37
Short labors are INTENSE.
My first was 4 hours of what I thought of as labor, and if it had been any faster than that I think it would have been awfully scary and possibly painful (if I fought it and tried to slow it down).

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Get your bags packed early just in case you need them. Make sure your partner has a phone available when he's away because this baby just might come early. We predict your baby will come 2-3 weeks early. Your baby will most likely be born in the morning. Justmommies predicts that your baby will weigh approximately 7.2 pounds and that your labor will be about 6 hours long.
Well, they lose, unless I suddenly start laboring today!
post #22 of 37
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You won't need to try any secret recipes to bring on labor. Have your emergency numbers ready. Don't wait until the last minute to get your nursery ready. We predict your baby will come 1-2 weeks early. Your baby will most likely be born in the morning. Justmommies predicts that your baby will weigh approximately 7.7 pounds and that your labor will be about 6 hours long.
I have very predictable labors, though (start in the wee hours at 39 weeks, last 2-3 hours.)
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post
Just out of curiosity, why would you hope for longer labor? I am praying my boy will shoot right out and I won't feel so bad for being a hypnobabies quitter.
As Lit Chick said, short labors are intense...

3 hours means basically transition-like contractions for all three hours.

Of course... Id opt for a day of labor so light I can barely feel it and 3 hours where it becomes more physical... but definitely not just 3 hours of labor!
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post
As Lit Chick said, short labors are intense...

3 hours means basically transition-like contractions for all three hours.
Not necessarily. My 2 fast labors (2 and 3 hours) had contractions that steadily built up for 90-120 minutes, then 20 minutes of transition, then 10 minutes of pushing. Not at all awful like I hear people tell about short labors. I hope for another just like them.
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post
Just out of curiosity, why would you hope for longer labor? I am praying my boy will shoot right out and I won't feel so bad for being a hypnobabies quitter.
My midwife isn't allowed to deliver babies at home in my state. So we have over an hour drive to get to the house where she can deliver. I want to be able to make it to her and not deliver in the car. Otherwise, I'd be fine with a really short labor again.
post #26 of 37
I'd rather have a short intense labor than a long medium labor. My cousin was in labor for 20.HOURS. and said that it never got BAD... even through transition she was having 5 minute breaks in between contractions which is kind of weird... but I just am not interested in a marathon. I'd rather have the crazy intense scary thing and get it over with quickly, ROTFL. But I'm like that with most things.
post #27 of 37
I don't want a short labor (I have to drive 30 mins to the nearest hospital that has an L&D) but I have had a 22 hour long one (an induction) and that was miserable. My 10 hour one (also an induction) was so much easier so I am hoping for something similar (minus the induction) this time.
post #28 of 37
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I want another 8 hour one like with DD.

Very light labor for 5 hours where I was still questioning if I was really in labor (and could have easily slept through it) and then 3 hours where it slowly progressed up to 15 minutes of transition and just a few pushes before she came.
post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post
I want another 8 hour one like with DD.

Very light labor for 5 hours where I was still questioning if I was really in labor (and could have easily slept through it) and then 3 hours where it slowly progressed up to 15 minutes of transition and just a few pushes before she came.
If we were able to order labors like on a menu I think this is the one I'd choose
post #30 of 37
That does sound kind of nice.

My last one was so weird because of the pitocin. It was like... uncomfortable crampiness but not bad pain for about 8 hours. Contractions I had to breathe through for about an hour. Then I went from 5 cm to 10 cm in 15 minutes-- so, pretty damn intense 15 minutes. Half an hour of pushing, and done.
post #31 of 37
My shortest labor (4 hours) was my easiest labor. I don't think that short always equals more intense. Or maybe it just seemed that way because of how it was broken up. It was a homebirth at my mom's house (the homebirth doc couldn't come to my house because it was too far)... so hour 1 of labor was getting ready to go (although that first hour was BAM insta hard contractions... no easy ones leading up to harder ones), hour 2 was spent in the car, hours 3 and 4 I was at my mom's and I don't really remember it being super bad.
post #32 of 37
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It was nice... amazed all the nurses, to say the least lol.

I just hope for a bit more definite early labor this time, as is my midwife, as she is 45 minutes away if theres not a single other car on the road and we both are REALLY hoping she makes it in time!
post #33 of 37
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I know you were hoping we weren't going to say this, but don't expect this baby to come early. Your baby is nice and comfy tucked away in your womb and has no interest in joining the rest of the world. We predict your baby will be born after its due date. Your baby will most likely be born in the morning. Justmommies predicts that your baby will weigh approximately 7.3 pounds and that your labor will be about 14 hours long.
If my MW was accurate at my 36 week appt, the chances of this baby being only 7.3lbs after my due date isn't very good. But I'll take it. Let's work on cutting that 14 hrs in half though.
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post
I just hope for a bit more definite early labor this time, as is my midwife, as she is 45 minutes away if theres not a single other car on the road and we both are REALLY hoping she makes it in time!
That's me too. My MW is a full hour away without traffic. If this baby comes during rush hour... yikes! I am really hoping that this baby gives me as much warning as #1. Technically everything started 12 hours before his birth, but the first 8 were so mild that I thought I was just having BH (heh, very regular BH). I worked a 1/2 day before I got crampy enough to say the hell with it an go home, but I did not feel labor-y until we pulled into my driveway, and then BOOM.
Since I'm already home, I'm kind of worried that I'll go right into the BOOM part, esp if it's a weekend and DH is already here. And I'm freaking out a little because if labor is faster, it might be harder. And if labor is slower, it might be harder. I know I could do what I've done... but this will be different! Eeep.

And that is how I know it won't be today or tomorrow. I'm not in the birth place in my head.
post #35 of 37
"We predict your baby will be born after its due date. Your baby will most likely be born in the morning. Justmommies predicts that your baby will weigh approximately 8.7 pounds and that your labor will be about 12 hours long."

This might not be far off. Fun little quiz.
post #36 of 37
I know you were hoping we weren't going to say this, but don't expect this baby to come early. Your baby is nice and comfy tucked away in your womb and has no interest in joining the rest of the world. We predict your baby will be born after its due date. Your baby will most likely be born in the morning. Justmommies predicts that your baby will weigh approximately 8.5 pounds and that your labor will be about 16 hours long.


Considering what my body has already been through getting ready I'm hoping he's not born too far after his due date if at all. I'm 37+2 today and just finished my course that had me out of the house full days so he can come any time now

Weight could well be right though... my other two were 7lbs 13oz and 8lbs 12oz. And 16 hours would still put it at my shortest labour
post #37 of 37
My hardest labor was my longest labor which was 4 1/2 hours.

My favorite labor was my shortest at 1 hr and 45 min. I was pushing when the assistant got to my house and the midwife walked in as the head was born. It was intense, but I managed to keep myself relaxed through the whole thing. I personally like getting it over with. With my longest labor I kept checking the clock thinking it was never going to end.
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