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  1. I planned a homebirth with my second child, and I’m so glad I did. Because I had my first contraction at 12:30am and he was born about 1am. My whole labor was thirty minutes long! My husband had to catch my 9lb4oz son because the midwife couldn’t make it to my house fast enough. If we had tried to go to the hospital he would definitely have been born in the car.

  2. Seriously, this is pretty much my second birth story word for word. The similiarities are crazy! My first labour with my daughter was 14 hours, second with my son was 1 hour, 50 minutes. We live 45 minutes from the hospital and I was in the delivery room for two minutes when my son was born. I’m expecting number three within a month and I’m terrified I’ll have the baby on the side of the highway.

  3. My daughter in law had been feeling twinges all day but not thinking it was labor. She got ready for bed and went to the bathroom where her water broke. My son rushed her to the hospital which was only a few blocks away. He called me to tell me and since I only live a street away from them, I was there in less than 5 minutes. I walked into her L&D room and see they are trying to get an ID bracelet on her when she looked up at me and said “I got to push!” They checked her and she was 10 cm already. So from her water breaking at home to needing to push was like 10 minutes. The DR wasn’t even in the building!! They had to page him and it was seriously the longest wait ever. He didn’t arrive for more than 30 minutes later and the whole time my daughter in law struggled to keep the baby in. She asked for an epidural or something for the pain and the nurse said “Oh honey, it’s too late for that”. Finally the DR got there and she could no longer hold back from pushing and started to push even before the DR got his gloves on. Her body just took over and she couldn’t control it any longer. A couple pushes and my first grand baby was born. Beautiful red headed girl. From water breaking to delivery was less than an hour for her first baby. I never expected things to go that fast. It was so beautiful though, she did wonderful for a natural birth with no meds.

    1. Cindy,
      I was terrified of home births, but after this one-I think if I ever have another baby, that will be the route to go! Congrats on your babies!

  4. I had my twins at home, unplanned. My water broke and I wasn’t having any contractions, much like my labor with my first. I waited at home, decided to take a shower, and went from zero contractions to pushing. My son was born and the next thing I knew there were 10 EMTs in my house. My daughter was born 25 minutes later. Very scary!

    1. Lacey,
      WHEW! Holy moly momma! I would be so scared! Just my experience was crazy enough!!! Congrats on your twins!

  5. Induced each time. 4hrs with the first, 2hrs with the second and 1 hr with the last one. We were always already there but I was terrified with the last baby that if I actually went into labor we’d have a car delivery because it takes an hour to get there.

    1. Natalie,
      If I were you, I’d start looking for a closer hospital! HAHA all joking aside though, I understand the far drive! My OB’s office used to deliver at the local hospital, but when they revamped the hospital they took out the labor and delivery wing hence our far drive! Congrats on all your babies!

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