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(54 Posts)
ExpectoPatronummmm Sat 11-Feb-17 17:25:40

DS1- 39+6 labour started at home
DD2- 41+5 induced by breaking waters

I await the third baby...:

SprogletsMum Sat 11-Feb-17 17:30:07

Ds1 39+1 backache and blood loss at home, went to hospital waters went ds came.
Dd1 39+2 waters went at home no contractions for about 10 hours then 3 hours of contractions before she was born
Dd2 39+3 waters went at home contractions every 3 minutes dd was born bum first 3 hours later.
Awaiting baby number 4 but fingers crossed for faster and less painful.

mouldycheesefan Sat 11-Feb-17 17:30:38

Twins 33 weeks, waters broke, emergency section.

ispymincepie Sat 11-Feb-17 17:35:08

42+2 induced with prostin
40+5 spontaneous
38+4 srm
42+0 spontaneous

alltouchedout Sat 11-Feb-17 17:39:19

42+1 induction by pessary
41+3 spontaneous, born at home with caul
40+2, spontaneous, born at home

vvviola Sat 11-Feb-17 17:43:03

36 weeks, waters went at home
39+1 at hospital appointment, they wanted to induce a few days later, did exam to discover I was already 5cm. I didn't feel a single contraction until they broke my waters at 9cm.

I'm not having a 3rd... partly because I think I'd have to live at the hospital to avoid having the baby ok my doorstep! grin

Isadora2007 Sat 11-Feb-17 17:45:52

40 +14 DS full induction with ARM not pessary. Drip etc and forceps delivery after 18 hours of labour.

40 + 12 two sweeps in last week of pregnancy. DD Induced by ARM with no other intervention necessary. Born 6 hours after ARM. 3 hours active labour. (Was a ventouse delivery as she turned and got stuck)

40 + 9 DD two sweeps. Show day after 2nd sweep. Cramps and slow start to labour that day. Went to hospital around midnight and she was born just after 9am. Only non intervention birth but i haemorrhaged afterwards.

40 + 11 DS No sweeps needed as appt got cancelled and sweep was due the day I started. Slow start. Contractions 5/6am that built up then stopped for a few hours. Built up again mid/late afternoon. Went to hospital 7/8 pm. Back to back little monkey- well not so little at 10lb 14.5 so he was eventually hauled out in theatre with forceps at 6.30am.

kel1234 Sat 11-Feb-17 17:47:48

First baby (didn't want to know the gender). Contractions started at 40+2. Continued irregularly until 40+5. Had a sweep at 40+5. Had my waters broken by the midwife in the birth centre, gave birth 4 hours after having my waters broken, at 40+6.
No more babies until this one is 4-5 years old.

isthistoonosy Sat 11-Feb-17 17:49:31

Dc1, 40weeks, waters broke at home, 12hr active labour.
Dc2, 40+2, contractions started 3-5 min apart at home, 7 hr labour.

salsamad Sat 11-Feb-17 17:50:42

42+1 - planned induction - started with prostin, 2hrs later SRM, several hours later a drip to speed up contractions but use of a drip and increase of drugs in drip caused fetal distress. So 15 hrs after induction started I had a GA and an emergency section.
In hindsight I wished I'd had an epidural so I had been awake for my DS arrival but I didn't realise such a high proportion of inductions end up as emergency sections/medical intervention/assisted delivery.

Chasingsquirrels Sat 11-Feb-17 17:51:24

Dc1: 37+0 (just after midnight). Waters went naturally. Contractions started about 30 mins later. Dc1 born about 2 hours after that. Gas & air. No tearing or grazing.

Dc2: 37-0 (just before midnight). Waters went naturally. Contractions started about 10 mins later. Dc2 born about 15 mins after that. No pain relief (was unassisted birth due to speed). Small amount of grazing.

snowone Sat 11-Feb-17 17:51:53

40+5 - contractions started at 4am, DD born at 6.55am the following morning. Waters broke on first push smile

Crumbs1 Sat 11-Feb-17 17:52:19

42+3 60 hour labour FTP, accelerated, Kielands and internal manipulation for several shoulder dystopia. Nightmare stuff.
42+6 7 hours, no issues
42+5 4 hours from first twinge. Not a stitch in sight. Straightforward perfect labour.
39+3. Twins. 5 hours no problems.
29 weeks stillborn. PPH uterine bed infection. Unpleasant.
24 weeks stillborn. Precipitous labour at home.
42+2 4 hours total. Another perfect labour and delivery.

ThornyBird Sat 11-Feb-17 17:52:39

39+1 ELCS
40 spontaneous VBAC
41 spontaneous VBAC
38+3 spontaneous VBAC

All 3 VBACs my waters broke right at the end - all 3 babies were born within minutes of waters going. Had false labours with contractions that stopped and started. Established labours were very quick (4 contractions with dc4 according to the trace shock)

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Sat 11-Feb-17 17:54:24

38 weeks, spontaneous! (Waters went in hospital foyer!).

41+3, brought on immediately by a sweep.

No more babies for us!

Crunchyside Sat 11-Feb-17 17:55:55

40+1, contractions started at 5am when I was lying in bed, felt like period pains and gradually got stronger throughout the day, gave birth about 24hrs after.

maybefallingapart Sat 11-Feb-17 17:58:32

Dd1 39+1 backache contractions then waters broken manually
Ds1 38+6 waters broke then stopped and started contractions for two days before hormone drip to force labour
DS2 and DD2 twins both transverse so planned section at 38+5
DD3 had sweep at 39+4 and went into labour that night (my birthday) had her after horrible back to back natural labour early hours

No more planned (but then the last four weren't planned either hmm)

Misspilly88 Sat 11-Feb-17 17:58:34

40+ 10, 76 hours. Hoping no 2 is quicker!

Ilovecaindingle Sat 11-Feb-17 18:01:12

1 dd @41 weeks - contractions +17 hr labour.
1ds *@40***weeks - waters broke +3 hr labour
As above
As above
1ds @40** weeks - contractions +5 hr labour
1ds @40** weeks - contractions +2 hr labour
1ds *@40***weeks - contractions +back to back long labour.
1dd *@40***weeks - contractions +4 hr labour
1dd @41weeks - contractions +4hr labour
1ds @40** weeks - waters broke in sainsburys but sent home and in next day with contractions - 2 hr labour in hospital
1ds @35 weeks by emcs due to dripping blood clot.

CommanderShepard Sat 11-Feb-17 18:11:47

40+4 - induced at 40+3 due to pre-eclampsia
42+0 spontaneous

thequeenofsandwich Sat 11-Feb-17 18:12:22

42 weeks.induction . Forceps
42 weeks . Induction
42 weeks . Induction. Shoulder Distocia ,
Can you see a pattern emerging here....
They promised me a caesarean for number 4 , unfortunately never became pregnant again

GrumpySausage Sat 11-Feb-17 18:16:59

39+6. Labour started at home waking up with backache which progressed into contractions. DS was born with no intervention (though they were discussing forceps- big head!) at 10.55 that night. Waters had to be broken just before he was born.

mumxof3x Sat 11-Feb-17 18:17:32

Ds1- 42 weeks.... Induced.
Ds2- 40+5.... Spontaneous, labour started very slowely on my due date.
Ds3 - 38 weeks.....spontaneous labour, started with regular contractions at 37+1...very slow to progress.
Ds4- 34 weeks....spontaneous, labour started again slowly 3 days before the birth, gave time for the steriods etc.
DD1 - 31 weeks....went into labour at 30+4 after 7 weeks of signs I.e loss of plug, days of contractions, period pains then bloody show. Admitted to hospital contracting every 3 mins, external and internal dilation and waters could be felt. Put on a atosiban drip to stop labour whilst steriods were administered. Everything calmed down. Went back home but ended up back in the night I went home. 5cm on return and then took down to theatre at 8cm for crash sectio due the loss of massive clots and an hemorrhage, turned out to be severe placental abruption.

SittinginaSleazySnackBar Sat 11-Feb-17 18:29:47

41+4 treated myself to a small glass of white wine, contractions started on the Sunday night, DD was born at 6.00am Tuesday morning.
Contractions were strong and the same short gap between them throughout, took all that time to get to the magic 4cm dilated, then it all happened at once. Waters went, told midwife I was going to poo myself blush, shaking with the effort not to push, whilst midwife told me off for pushing, new midwife came in and DDs head was there, she was born a few minutes later.
I was very lucky tbf, the worst part of my labour was trying to fight the overwhelming urge not to push, with a midwife barking at me if I pushed I would ruin my cervix.
Would love a home birth next time.

MummyPigLovesAppleSauce Sat 11-Feb-17 19:04:31

DD1 40w +1 induction
DD2 38w induction due to DD1 having a concealed placental abruption
Both arrived safe and sound, albeit with a bit of drama!

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