im worried that i wont get to hospital in time, by the time i drop ds off as grandparents, and get to half an hour car journey to hospital im scared it will be too late.
i guess its playing on my mind because of friend of a friend had her baby within half hour of waters breaking, so ended up having baby in the house
everyone i speak to say there labour was only a few hours, whereas there first was about 10hours or more.
with ds i was 10hours,....how long were you ladies with your first, and then with your 2nd?
i know theres a thread done earlier, but that was asking if 2nd labour is as quick, so not many put comments in if they were long...so i need some stories that labour can be as long as the first please
Hi bubbly, I'm afraid I'm one of those whose 2nd labour was really short...I woke at 3.30am, and ds2 was born an hour and a half later. I'd been at the hospital for 2 minutes(literally) and he was born.
I suppose it depends on the length of time between babies too. Mine was only a year.
My first labour was just under 12 hours, but having an epidural didn't help the process.
Some of my friends have had labours just as long as their first though.
It depends, every labour is different
Good luck, you'll be fine I'm sure
I'll be watching this too bubbly although I still have a way to go yet.
Labour with DD was 28 hours and horrific so part of me is worrying that this time I will be trying to sit it out as long as possible at home and then it will just happen and we will be stuck but the other part of me things i wont be that lucky and will be in for another 28 hour job.
DD will be 2.4 when this one will be born so not sure it will happen overly quick as the gap will be quite big.
esmummy, im due next thursday, 8th june. when are you due?
kittylette, your due in june too, you should come and join us on the june antenatal thread
sooo seems like everyones so very different, lets just hope i act quickly the moment i get pains, id rather be sent away than not go at all and have baby in house.....theres a gap of 4 years between ds and this one.
I did but like the first time round i didnt notice them until i was told i was on my way! I had gone in to be induced and when they came round to do it she just said oh, you are 3cms already
It really is easier, faster and much nicer 2nd time round.