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Anyone like to guess how long this will take?

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Nomorebear Mon 10-Feb-14 01:03:30

So, on ante-natal ward, I was only 1cm when examined. Contractions now about every 3 minutes or so. Midwife told me last week this baby was back to back. It's going to take ages isn't it?

stripeygreensocks Mon 10-Feb-14 01:07:22

Oh exciting. Is it your first? That will effect my guess grin

Nomorebear Mon 10-Feb-14 01:14:59

Nope, it's my second. But first ended up with emcs at 7cms.

cupcake78 Mon 10-Feb-14 01:15:46

Are you being induced? Is it your first? How strong are your contractions?

juniper44 Mon 10-Feb-14 01:17:59

When does your hospital recommend you go in? Mine was 3 in 10 minutes.

Are you sure baby is still back to back?

Nomorebear Mon 10-Feb-14 01:21:17

Told to come in as high risk due to previous csec. Not being induced. Just pacing the corridor. Pretty sure it hasn't shifted yet.

cupcake78 Mon 10-Feb-14 01:26:09

Ok I will start with 10 hrs! I hope its faster for you. Good luck.

juniper44 Mon 10-Feb-14 01:31:26

I had numerous midwives tell me I was fully engaged, and the obstetrician tell me I wasn't at all! MW also said my waters had broken, whilst OB said they hadn't.

I can't offer you any useful advice. The corridor of the hospital or home? Next time, I will go in with my first twinge and refuse to leave.

Labour is unpleasant. I wish you well. My DD is 4 months and it feels like it was yesterday.

cookiemonster5678 Mon 10-Feb-14 06:32:40

My baby was back to back, i stayed at home almost 24 hours dealing with contractions. I went in hospital because the pain of back labour was unbearable. I had to have emergency rotational forceps delivery because his head couldn't fit backwards! Whole labour lasted about 32 hours.
Good luck!

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