My situation is a little bit different, because I actually gave birth in the car on the way to the hospital. My labor lasted a little over an hour start to finish. (I don't mean to terrify you by telling you this... really!) Everything went so fast that we had called someone over to watch dd#1, then decided that she couldn't come soon enough, sent my dh to find someone else, and then we were on our way. I think I knew it was time to go to the hospital when the contractions strted coming on top of each other and I really felt like I couldn't mangage anymore. By that time, for me it was too late. I think I basically started labor in transistion. Laboring (especially in transition) in a moving car sucks! If it were my choice, I would rather spend the time laboring in a hospital than laboring in a car on the way there. Good luck! I didn't take a Bradley class, but the McCutcheon book about it was great, especially the part about emotional signposts. (Although I definitely didn't recognize themw hen i was in the middle fo labor!) Happy birthing!
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4/9/04 at 1:35am