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23/07/2012, 08:22 AM
I have a question about what to do if you have a quick labour and cant make it to a hospital.
Im worried as my first labour was only 2 hours 35 minutes. However it was about 1 1/2 hours to full dialation. (Pushing took ages for my first, it was almost instant for my second so i think something similar this time minus the long pushing stage)
I live half an hour from the hospital.
MIL is about half hour from me (and i WONT be driving at all) so at minimum i will have to wait for her to arrive and collect the kids.
Hubby works half an hour away, so with luck he should arrive about the same time as MIL. Which will still result in me not arriving at the hospital an hour into labour (minimum, if im not guessing at first and take longer)
So my question is. Have you had a fast labour? Did you keep anything on hand in case? I should mention i have also heamoraged. Now i doubt the hospital is going to send me home with injection for post birth. So was there anything you had on hand for in case of that? Im thinking i will see a local clinic that makes herbal supplements for everything and anything under the sun. All made specifically for the user. In hopes something will help.
Im so worried this may be an issue. So im hoping to just pop up there asap.
25/07/2012, 09:43 AM
I live a bit closer to the hospital than you, but hubby is 30 mins away at work, parents 45mins. First labour 20 mins, second (after waters were broken) 10 mins.
My plan of attack is: Call ambulance - surely they know how to deal with 2 toddlers and a woman in labour. Then call hubby, parents etc. Then calling anyone I know to sit with the kids for the time it takes someone to come and take over.
25/07/2012, 09:54 AM
Hmm...I understand your concern.
My first labour was 2hrs 45mins from first contraction to baby in arms. And I thought I was just having 'period pain type pre-labour' for the first hour of that. It was only that the midwife asked to do an internal and found I was already 8cm.
So naturally, I was a bit nervous with my second. However, I only live 400m from the hospital, my husband works five minutes away and my mum is ten minutes away. My OB told me not to stray too far from home towards the end, because I might have another fast labour.
As it turned out, I was induced, but had another 2hr 45 minute labour.
My friend has just had a baby after 20 minutes of active labour. With her second, she was hanging out the washing and literally 18 minutes later she had a baby in her arms. So with that history of fast labour, she was told to come in at the first sign of any action and not to wait around and labour at home for any length of time. She was also worried about giving birth by the side of the road!
16/10/2012, 11:15 AM
I just saw my ob yesterday who says he will try and induce me as he wants me in hospital for the baby. He said the same with my 2nd (but he came 2 days before the inducement date)
Perhaps talk to your doctor.
16/10/2012, 11:23 AM
That was one of the reasons I was induced. I was also gbs+ and my ob wanted to get a dose of abs into me before delivery
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