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My unexpectedly speedy 2nd delivery!

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cakesonatrain Tue 05-Mar-13 11:30:14

I just wanted to share, really.

DD was born v early this morning, after a short labour.
First contraction at 11pm, short and bearable, between 5 and 10 mins apart. At about 0045 I thought I'd best wake DH as they were a bit worse and some were less than 5 mins spacing. Took 2 paracetamol.
Rang labour ward, advised to have a bath and call back if contractions became 3-4 min spacing, nearer a.minute in length, or if I felt I wasn't coping.
So DH went to run a bath. A short while later, my waters went in pop-gush style, and I called out "I'm not coping!" Contractions suddenly 2 mins apart or less, and really bad. DH phoned labour ward, who advised 999.
DH was on the phone to the 999 operator for 17 minutes, in which time DD was born, cord removed from round neck, wrapped up and given to me for cuddles! I think I only pushed on purpose for 1 or 2 contractions, the rest of it just happened while I lay there, legs akimbo, and screamed! The paramedics didn't really have much to do when they arrived!
Toddler DS slept through the whole thing, which solved the slightly awkward childcare issue smile

Transfered to hospital, few stitches for me, home again by about 0815.

Really rather surreal experience, tbh.

Pascha Tue 05-Mar-13 11:32:13


My that was fast. How proud is your DH that he helped deliver his daughter! Congratulations. thanks

christinarossetti Tue 05-Mar-13 11:32:48

Excellent! Many congrats.

Nyunya Tue 05-Mar-13 11:33:48

Goodness me I'm not a big commenter but had to post: that sounds amazing! Well done you! Well done DH!

Many, many congratulations, and every blessing.

shrimponastick Tue 05-Mar-13 11:34:24

Brilliant!!! Congratulations to you.

cakesonatrain Tue 05-Mar-13 11:37:20

She was born at 0138, apparently. DH is taking no credit, he says he just caught her, but he was brilliant. On my discharge notes it says she was delivered by him!

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Tue 05-Mar-13 11:40:51

Amazing grin congratulations, you should both be very proud at your achievement and how you coped!

TheCountessOlenska Tue 05-Mar-13 11:42:09

Wow congratulations!

I am hoping for a quick 2nd delivery but I imagine that quick was a bit shocking for you and DH shock! - amazing that he delivered her!

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 05-Mar-13 11:49:11

Congratulations, a lovel birth story smile

snickers251 Tue 05-Mar-13 11:58:30

Congratulations! What a lovely birth story!! Xxx

Flisspaps Tue 05-Mar-13 12:02:33


How fantastic - that's the way to do it grin

Mintyy Tue 05-Mar-13 12:04:52

Aww that is completely gorgeous! Does your dd have a name yet? What did she weigh??

HumphreyCobbler Tue 05-Mar-13 12:06:16


Hai1988 Tue 05-Mar-13 12:09:55

Wow amazing, im hoping for a quick second labour but not that quick i hope as dh works a few hours comute grin

lynniep Tue 05-Mar-13 12:11:48

Congratulations to you and very well done to your 'midwife'!!

( I had v. quick labours too - but I did make it to the hospital both times LOL)

cakesonatrain Tue 05-Mar-13 12:30:19

She weighed in at 8lb 1.5oz, and her name is Elizabeth Rose - my Nana and DH's Nan's names, both of whom died before we met, within a couple of weeks of each other.

(totally outed to anyone who knows me now smile )

SayCoolNowSayWhip Tue 05-Mar-13 12:33:33

Awesome labour story - congratulations and what a fab DH you have! Hope you're all not too shocked by it grin

RemindMeWhatSleepIs Tue 05-Mar-13 12:39:11

Congratulations! grin

BIWI Tue 05-Mar-13 12:41:23

Congratulations! Lovely names, too.

Lostonthemoors Tue 05-Mar-13 12:46:15

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cakesonatrain Tue 05-Mar-13 13:21:08

First labour bit more traditional - first twinges early hours, got to hospital at 1.30pm, 8cm dilated. DS born at 5.45pm.

Good job we're not planning another - I'd be worried that I'd sneeze and have a baby grin

Than you for all the Congrats smile

FrankWippery Tue 05-Mar-13 13:23:59

Awwww how lovely! Congratulations to you all.

Dirtymistress Tue 05-Mar-13 13:29:16

Huge congrats but I might point out you have scared the crap out of me! Am 39 weeks with ds2. Ds1 was 7 hours start to finish. My dp works two hours away! shock

space21 Tue 05-Mar-13 13:38:20

Wow that's fast. Congratulations. I think I may get my bag packed - but may not need it

cakesonatrain Tue 05-Mar-13 14:06:39

My advice to you then, Dirtymistress, is to phone your DP at the very first twinge! If you're anything like me, he will get home in time to cut the cord smile

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