2nd - hubby was at work thought it would be nearly as long as labor with my first so i told hubby to stay at work (he was a truck driver at the time, only deliveries between gold coast, sunny coast and toowoomba). mil drove me to hospital, contractions weren't as painful as first baby thankgod Ava wasn't posterier. i would rock on my hands and knees to make sure of this. birthed her same way no drugs standing etc. hubby made it 5 mins before delivery cos his boss sent him otherwise he thought i would kill him (the boss). total hours spent in labor 7 hours and only 3 in real labor.
this time - i think i'll keep to the routine but they think labour will only be 3 hour or under and this is why they won't let me go to the Brisbane Mater. i live 20 mins away from the closest hospital and then the mater which is next closest is 40 mins away from that hospital
i must add my babies come 2 weeks early so hopefully this will 2.
[Edited on 23/04/2009]