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Old 05-24-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Thanks! The L&D staff always asks if I have labored fast previously and I never know how to answer that. Daddy has been the one, in the midst of my mumbling labor histories, to say "Yes!" haha.
I'm glad you clarified that because to me precipitous means highly dramatic or very steep.


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Thanks! The L&D staff always asks if I have labored fast previously and I never know how to answer that. Daddy has been the one, in the midst of my mumbling labor histories, to say "Yes!" haha.
I'm glad you clarified that because to me precipitous means highly dramatic or very steep.

Really? Highly dramatic or very steep? Precipitous is a term we use for quick delivery, or fetal ejection. Its part of the 'lingo' to describe stage 2 of labor by our OB's, residents, family practitioners, and nursing staff.

 

How fast were your labors?
 

 


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I'd like some of those fast labor vibes please! Or at least faster... My labor with DD was 40 hours with 2 hours of pushing. Totally exhausting but I still managed without interventions and pain medications.


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excited, no? resigned yes. my first baby was a c-section post failed induction (well, I got to 7 cm and 80 % effaced, after 26 hours) now I know DS's head was asynclintic or however that is spelled - at anyrate, it wasn't aligned properly.

 

In our area, HBACs if not out-and-out illegal (for the attending midwife) are strongly discouraged and good luck finding a midwife willing to risk attending you. I am not yet comfortable with UC, so I am resigned to the hospital birth. I am, however, extremely excited about my doula. found her through MDC, and she seems awesome thus far, having also had a VBAC at the hospital where I will be, less than a year ago.

 

I think wherever you choose to birth, you need to be at peace with the decision. I am trying for that :)


Depending on where you are in SC, I know a mw who does HBACs. Message me if you want to :)  (Rock Hill area)

 


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Im not sure if I answered this thread or not, but I need to, I think....lol

 

I have mixed emotions about a third hospital birth.. my last labor was fast, 4 hours from first contraction, and I arrived at the hospital at 8 cms. Scary! My next labor could be just as fast or faster...not really sure what the chances are of it being longer...

 

So I dont really want to give birth in the car on the way and part of me says why bother going? But then again , I will probably be GBS+ again and am already RH- so.....

 

 

I guess I will just arrive at the hospital sooner this time. *sigh*


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I have come to peace with my hospital birth.  I live extremely rurally and no midwives are willing to take me.  I am not interested in a home birth as the nearest hospital is 1 1/2 hours from here, and that's a distance I don't feel comfortable with.  The dr I am using is the consulting dr to the midwives in the area, she is turning out to be pretty awesome.

 

I had a very positive drug free hospital birth with dd, everyone was really encouraging, the nurses all said to each other "she's doing really well with these contractions, she has no pain meds!".  I don't know if they actually meant it or if it was just their way of encouraging me but they were simply awesome.  The hospital I'm delivering at this time is from what I hear, not as natural birth friendly.  Being as far away from the hospital as we are I don't know when I should go to the hospital.  Dd was born in 6 hours after my water broke (before labor started).  I'm all for staying at home as long as possible, but if I labour as fast as I did with dd, I just don't know.  I don't want to be stuck in the hospital but do I really want to give birth in the car....


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Brennan, Your first labor was 6 hours long? Awesome! My first was 22. Then came my four hour quickie. I do prefer the shorter version, but it looks like we have similar worries about delivering in the car...

 

Maybe we should just go after an hour or two and then go get a coffee and walk around the hospital before checking in...? Thats my thought...lol


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Brennan, Your first labor was 6 hours long? Awesome! My first was 22. Then came my four hour quickie. I do prefer the shorter version, but it looks like we have similar worries about delivering in the car...

 

Maybe we should just go after an hour or two and then go get a coffee and walk around the hospital before checking in...? Thats my thought...lol


If I go into labour during daylight hours I don't have so much of a problem, I figured I could find a nice park or the hospital is right next to a mall so I could go walk the mall.  But I went into labour at 2am with dd....not much is open then.  

 

Yeah I was really lucky.  I climbed up and down the 5 flights of stairs to the maternity floor many times to help "speed things up" lol.  Maybe that helped.  Dh always says that God only gives us as much as we can handle, so we must be wimps to only go through 6 hours!


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I am likely to be in a hospital, but we'll see what my options are and how I feel about those as I get closer to the end. I have hired a doula who specifically likes working in the hospital I would go to, and I think she will be fantastic support if I end up there. I'm not exactly looking forward to it, but I'm no longer dreading it, which is a big step for me.

 

I would love a short labor. With my first, after refusing for weeks*, I finally consented to induction at 40 weeks, labored for two days amidst complications, and then had a c/s. DS was in the NICU, I lost a lot of blood and ended up frighteningly anemic, it was generally a mess. (*Usual care for someone with my medical history at the time was induction at 37-38 weeks. Starting at 35 weeks, one of the specialists on whom I depended started telling me stillbirth stories about previous patients, "just like you." I am seeing a different team of specialists this time.)

 

My mom and sister have had two babies each, all very quickly. Add up all the time they have spent in labor with all 4 babies, and it's less than 12 hours total. I wonder if my body might do the same if I were to go into labor spontaneously. We'll see how this pregnancy goes and how far I am willing to go AMA this time, should that be necessary. (Sending mid- to late-September vibes to baby so that I don't even have to worry about it ...)


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We currently have no legal midwifery or homebirth options so we will be having a hospital birth.  And you know what?  I am totally okay with that!

 

With DD we had a midwife but they legislated midwifery the month before we were due, red tape held everything up and basically, anything but hospital birth with an OB was illegal.  

 

We had to be induced because of BP anyway, and it was a pretty traumatic event for me - I was terrified of induction and knew the pain was likely to be worse, I was scared of the hospital and imagined all sorts of terrible outcomes, and I was pretty hysterical by the time I caved and had the epidural.  

 

Now though?  We LOVE our GP, who also specializes in pregnancy and birth and hope she will be there at this delivery as well.  I am no longer terrified of the hospital, it turns out it was a wonderful place with very supportive nurses and doctors.  I am really hoping for a natural start to labour, no induction, and hope that the labour will be a bit less painful/more manageable and my state of mind will be less panicked, and I also know when I should ask for the epidural.  I don't feel guilty about getting it any more - as soon as I got it and stopped panicking, my first labour went very fast and very smoothly.  And I am no longer afraid of the post-partum stuff either.  I had a very fast recovery after DD.

 

So, all around, I am much less frightened, know what to expect, and know that if I want it, pain relief is no longer a scary/guilty thing for me.    I'm kind of excited!!

 

 


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I'm comfortable with it, which is much more accurate than 'excited'.  I'm excited to give birth, I'm excited to be a mom, and I'm excited to meet my baby.  The WHERE of where I'm birthing doesn't excite me, but it does comfort me.

 

I started this pregnancy off thinking I would birth at a freestanding birth center with a midwife.  But, at 20 weeks, I've had a few too many "iffy" experiences with the MW that has caused me to want the security of the medical field.  (example: she didn't catch that I had a bladder infection because she doesn't do uninalysis at any visits, and felt my cramping was 'normal'.  I went for an OB consultation, where they did a urinalysis and found it. In case you haven't had one, bladder infections can lead to kidney infections or a UTI, which can lead to pre-term labor).

 

I'm looking forward to knowing that I have all of my bases covered in case of any unforeseen circumstances (OB, hospital equipment, and a NICU).  I'm birthing in a VERY natural-birth/baby-mom-bonding friendly hospital (their POLICY is to delay all measuring and handling of the baby until 50-60 minutes after birth so the baby can be held by momma) with an OB that is on board with my Birth Plan. I've also hired a doula, and visited the Hospital Birth Center twice to get comfortable with it.

They have labor balls, squatting bars, personal tubs and showers in each birth room, and the portable EFM machines.  They are also very used to giving women Hep Locks instead of IV's right off the bat.

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Hello fellow October moms-to-be(-again) :) It's been a while since I've been on the boards - thought I would jump in here.

 

We'll be having another hospital birth. My first experience wasn't ideal, but wasn't bad either. DS' heart plumetted at one point, so I was definitely happy then to be in the hospital in case they couldn't get it back up again (I think I was having a tetanic contraction that was squeezing him too much).

 

Our hospital is certified baby-friendly by UNICEF and I felt well taken care of by the staff. I'm currently under the care of my GP, who is associated to the hospital (a teaching hospital), and will be switching to an OB resident in just over a month. The resident we had last time was very excited to be following my pregnancy, and was very open to hearing my ideas on things, such as delayed cord-clamping. I like the idea of helping a new OB learn some things she may not have picked up in medical school ;) She even ran to the hospital on foot when I was in labour because her car broke down - she really didn't want to miss it! I hope I get someone we like so much this time around. The actual OB I had deliver was very experienced, and actually administered a pendudal block - unfortunately I had never heard of it before, and thought it would have no effect on the baby, so I agreed to it - turns out it [i]can[/i] cross the placenta. Live and learn. I'm hoping to avoid the epidural again this time - reading a book on hypnobirthing and using some of the techniques made the contractions much more bearable than I had anticipated.

 

My first labour was about 9.5 hours long, including nearly three hours of pushing (now THAT was torture). No tearing though! They even had to use the vaccuum for a bit since he wasn't descending, and anytime I stood up his heart rate plummeted again. Hopefully I can move around a lot more this time.


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