To the OP - with a first labour that short, I would get to the hospital as soon as you have the first contraction - no point in risking it & worst case scenario is a bit of a wait in hospital - I'm pretty sure they wouldn't send someone with a history of very quick births home.
My son arrived in 6.5hrs which I thought was pretty quick (though not compared to many of the stories on this thread!), and I vividly remember the MW saying to me after he was born that I should "camp out" at the hospital around my due date with no2! I won't be doing that, but last time I just KNEW I had to go to the hospital, even though I'd only been in labour 4 hrs, and I was 6-7cms dilated so I was very glad I'd gone. I'm thinking that I will *KNOW* this time round too! Hope so anyway!!
My first was quick 5 hours start to finish was at 1-2 Cms for a long time then water broke and like magic he was born lol my second I am not sure if my water broke or contractions started first but I was in bed felt first contraction got up to pee realized water trickled down my leg then woosh when I sat on the toilet. Contractions started 2 minutes apart hubby was panicked.. If it wasn't for him rushing me I don't think I would have made it to the hospital because although they were coming quick they never started to really hurt until after I was checked for dialation. The nurse delivered my daughter. I have been told to get to the hospital at the first sign of anything happening and if my water stays in tact I might have more time. It seems like alot of us should read up on emergency deliveries just in case lol... To make matters worse my hubby works up to 2 hours away everyday and the closest people that could come live 20 minutes away then I still have 2 kids to worry about
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