Precipitous Labor

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I've had fast labor before 2 1/2 hours from when I woke up barely cramping to the three pushes till he was born.

I live over an hour from the hospital and afraid I wont make it. What can be done to make sure I make it in time.

ANSWER

It sounds like if you left for the hospital immediately, you would be there with an hour and a half to spare if this pregnancy goes like your last one. But since you can't count on that (either way, it may be a longer or shorter labor), you should mention your concern to your midwife or doctor and see what they suggest.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.