#1 - 55 hours of hospital interventions.
I will forever believe they were totally unnecessary and I'll always wonder what his birth would have been like. Because of all the interventions, I just scraped by a c/s.
#2 - 4 hours from start to finish. Home birth. Never checked dilation.
#3 - 1 hour from start to finish. Home birth. Accidental unassisted. Never checked dilation.
My water broke and it didn't register. I was just getting up to use the bathroom and then went back to sleep for 30 minutes before I woke in transition and ds was born 30 minutes later. So, technically it was 1 hour from start to finish, but really it was only 30 minutes. I only remembered later that when I had gotten up to use the bathroom that I felt a small "pop". In my haze, I just crawled back into bed. I remember thinking, "did I not wipe myself well enough...DID I PEE ON MYSELF???" Then I fell right to sleep...wet, even! LOL
I don't expect this baby to come fast, but I am sure hoping for a trend.