3 days overdue. (DC1 5 days overdue, DC2 born at 38 weeks) Waters broke, contractions started an hour later about 10 minutes apart not to bad pain. An hour after that it hit me like a train was very intense and very very painful, but only lasted for half an hour, was on all fours and only pushed 3 times and she was out! Couple of stitches, nothing major compared to the 3rd degree and 2nd degree with the first two!
I had stop start labour with DC3 (&4). So by when the contractions carried on going I was so pleased. DC3 birth I was really chilled out for some reason. DH had to stop me from going and helping someone else in the labour ward who was panicking. Can you imagine anything worse . Was very peaceful - night time at the st thomas’ looking out over the lights in London. I remember standing up and leaning into DH with the contractions. Student midwife was amazing - sat in the corner quietly and let me have the room really dark. Then slightly surprised when I got on the bed and pushed DD out - think second stage was about 5 mins. It was MW first birth on her own and she was emotional too. Was really beautiful. Sigh. But 4 DC definitely enough . Good luck with the birth OP.
Woke in the night and peed then my body started the automatic bearing down. Rushed to hospital panting against my body automatically pushing. Got into assessment ward and started pushing and he was born fairly quickly. Didn't even feel a contraction.
Oh dear...hoping my 3rd labour is a bit slower than my 2nd. I'm currently 30 weeks. DD was born 3 hours from first sign (waters breaking) but only 30-40 mins of contractions I think. She was delivered by my mum at home, so first sign and I'm planning on heading straight for the hospital this time and staying put.
I'm actually quite worried if I'm on my own. I should be able to drive myself to hospital at first sign I'm hoping, and DH join me. Eek