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02/08/2013 at 22:48
I was told this is what I had last time and I should consider a home birth this time because of the speed of my last labour.
Has anyone experienced this and gone on to have another?
Im now worried about how quickly number 3 could arrive!
03/08/2013 at 06:30
What does that mean? x
03/08/2013 at 06:59
They wrote in my notes that I was concerned about precepitate labour and that was one of the reasons I wanted induced. Luckily they listened to me or I think S would have been born on the m8
CK - it just means quick labour
03/08/2013 at 07:06
My cons thought id go at home with P. Waters not going made things longer. Hosp don5 have my notes this time so I am an unknown lol.
Id worry about a mw not getting there on time known the rah, maybe a reason for being induced if you want like Ally?
03/08/2013 at 08:31
I basically means really fast labour, no time between contractions and stronger than normal contractions.
CK I hadn't thought of induction, that has been mentioned. All 3 MWs I've seen now have told me to consider a home birth. I really want a water birth!
If you're induced can you still be CMU led?
03/08/2013 at 08:32
How come they don't have your notes CK? Do RAH not send them over?
03/08/2013 at 08:42
You could still have a water birth at home, you'd have to be quick to get it set up though!
03/08/2013 at 09:16
Hmm not sure, worth asking. Depends on type of induction prob. If like ally then maybe.
no they dont send then for whatever reason :-/ im amber atm waiting to see if i can be nw led or not
03/08/2013 at 09:49
My notes were sent to the Vale CK, but then they work closely with the RAH so maybe different.
Can't have a water birth if you're induced at RAH, most you'd get is a bath. If its as quick as L's you wouldn't have time anyway lol. And remember the RAH are good at not believing people are in labour, I've heard loads of stories since I had S, even my community mw wasn't surprised when I told her
03/08/2013 at 10:10
LV - if they could "induce" you by breaking your waters, you might get a water birth but they induce using drugs/artificial hormones you would need monitoring (as iinducing isn't the natural labour process, therefore more risky) so you wouldnt get a waterbirth. You might get a bath .... Don't tell em your pushing and bingo, a waterbirth. Lol.
03/08/2013 at 10:12
Filling a pool at home takes approximately 40mins - depending on your water pressure. This is assuming the pool is already setup. You can hire rigid pool with filters and heaters that you can leave ready setup from week 38-42 iyswim. It would cleaning/filtering once a week. I think this a pricey option tho.
03/08/2013 at 10:42
Thanks ladies. I'm not keen on having a pool set up in the house, especially one that sits ready - I have a water loving Labrador and 2 under 5's so can imagine how stressed I'd be keeping them away from it.
I think it will need to be a case of just waiting to see what happens. Not keen on induction and having to be monitored etc.
I was told if I don't have a home birth I need to get to the maternity at the first niggle. This is what I did with L though and it still took 1 hour - H was out when it kicked off, he arrived home with A then we had to wait for my mum to collect her. H had to carry me to the car! Just glad no neighbours were about haha
03/08/2013 at 11:15
HF - at the hospital LR will be going to she wouldn't be allowed one even if waters just broken, only our cmu has a pool. If induced you're on labour ward and they don't have pools, all ensuite with baths
LR - 3rd labours are unpredictable so you never know, you might end up with a 12 hour labour lol
03/08/2013 at 11:18
C i would just head straight there arrange childcare around.due date lol x
03/08/2013 at 23:44
Childcare isn't a problem, my mum lives 5 min away and works 15 min away. If it came to it I could dump them with my neighbour I guess.
I honestly was t worried about the speed it would happen until the MW's kept bringing it up. That's all 3 appointments I've had they have mentioned it now!
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