I'm not sure how this one will start. It's funny, cause even though V's labour started with SROM and within a half hour it really was at its peak as far as intensity, I don't think it will happen that way this time. I sure hope not, anyway! Don't get me wrong, it was an amazing birth and I wouldn't change a thing, but I'd like a little more warning before being chucked in front of the labour freight train. lol.
I was sleeping on a towel at the time under my breasts, cause I was leaking colostrum, so when my water broke, I shoved that between my legs. It worked just fine til I was able to get up and stand in the tub. I'll probably just do that this time too. Or I might lay a towel down under my rump to start. Nothing waterproof though, the noise would keep me awake.
Since that is how L's labor started I totally pictured the same thing happening the second time around, but then it didn't break till 8 cm and hours into labor. Crazy how different the experience of laboring with intact vs. ruptured membranes was.
Yeah that is a good episode for birth. Funny about the TV birth model since that is actually what I had with my first. water breaking and zero to sixty. DH just expects it like that again. It sounds like you were similar. It was a first birth, how close are your mws if this one is faster?
Yeah for almost being at hb status. I know I always breath easier after that point. And I hear you on not wanting another labor where it starts so suddenly. I really do not want that either.
Hooray for being so close to being cleared for HB!
Welcome to your lodge Jordan!!! I tried to respond the other day, but my laptop shutdown. It needs to be replaced, but that's another story.
Speaking of TV birth.... the channel TLC is having a home water birth soon. I don't ever watch the show "baby story", but I'm recording this one. It airs on Wed. the 27th I believe.
Happy Homebirth Green Light Day!!