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How fast was your twin labour...

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GuybrushThreepwoodMP Fri 29-May-15 18:16:47

... if you went into labour naturally? Particularly if it wasn't your first labour? My labour with dd was sloowww but the birth was fast one for dilated
I'm asking because we don't have family locally (or anyone because we moved here quite recently) and I will obviously need childcare for dd. My mum is about two hours away and will be with us for a few days every week from about 34 weeks. However if it happens when she's not here, I would call her at first twinge but I'm wondering if twins like to make an appearance quickly and she wouldn't have time to get here?!
I assume we need a contingency plan regardless so it's silly to try and control the uncontrollable. But it would be interesting to hear people's experiences.

2015isgoingtobeBIG Fri 29-May-15 20:51:19

Not sure whether this helps as I didn't make it to birth because I needed a section but my waters went spontaneously at 1945, contractions started two hours later and by the time I went to theatre at 0230 I was 5-6cm dilated so roughly 1cm per hour from waters going. This was my first baby so I would have expected things to be slower (I think the midwife monitoring me thought they would be as well).

Lolo2306 Sat 04-Jul-15 21:37:32

It was my first pregnancy but for me from feeling pain to delivery of both was 3.5 hours x

Shallishanti Sat 04-Jul-15 21:40:28

about 3 hrs (2nd pg)

KingOfTheStupids Sat 04-Jul-15 22:47:14

2nd pregnancy. 3.5 hrs from the induction drip starting

penny13610 Sat 04-Jul-15 22:50:55

Again about 3 hours, first pregnancy. DD1 took about 12 hours 2nd pregnancy. Are twins just in a hurry to come out?

Bex174 Sun 05-Jul-15 11:16:05

Mine was 18 hours!! Think I was unlucky reading the above smile

Waters broke naturally at 8am on Friday morning (33wks), my first arrived at 1.39am on Saturday morning, with my second little one coming 15mins later. First pregnancy here with no induction drip, they just decided to do it all by themselves!

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