For those of you with 3+ kids... does the labor really go faster each time?
Is it easier? My first was a heavily managed, 'low-intervention' hospital birth. My second was supposed to be a UC, but my husband was unable to offer me the support I needed and so we ended up at the hospital 40 minutes before DD was born with a hospital 'midwife'.
This time I want to stay way, way out of the hospital. DS was about 6 hours 'start' to finish, but my cervix was massaged and my water was broken by my (male of course) doctor.
DD was about 10-11 hours start to finish, no pain meds, delivered on all fours. I touched her head while she was crowning :D
The 'midwife' at the hospital was so mad at me for not coming in sooner with DD... beeotch :p What was REALLY funny was a few months later I ran into the midwife's parents at a local store and they asked me who had delivered my baby. I said 'me!' They asked who the attendant was and I told them it was 'C' and when they said that was their daughter I just walked away. I couldn't say anything nice, so I didn't say anything at all.
I've been reading birthstorys today ;)