A little bit of background...
I was induced in my first pregnancy two weeks before my due date, because of high blood pressure. I was given two doses of Cervadil, twelve hours apart, which did nothing. Another twelve hours later I received one dose of Cytotec. Twelve hours later I was still fingertip dilated and no contractions. The OB stripped my membranes and I got a final dose of Cytotec. An hour later labor started, fast and furious from the get go, and less than three hours after that I was holding DS (with about 30-45 minutes of pushing in there). My husband barely made it back from the store in time!
So much for the gentle, intervention free homebirth I had been hoping for.
When telling a friend who is an L&D nurse this, and my plans to try again for a homebirth next time, she advised me to call the midwife the second I start having contractions because of my history of precipitous labor.
I initially thought that it probably happened so quickly because of the interventions, not because my body naturally births quickly. My mom was in active labor with me for 66 hours so I had been expecting a very long labor. Now I'm not so sure.
Anyone with a fast, induced first labor see a correlation with subsequent labors? Just wondering what I should be anticipating, as I don't want to be disappointed if labor #2 takes much longer, assuming there are no interventions.
Mama to P. born at home 10/09, and W. born in the hospital 2/13