Everyone says when you go into labor 'you'll just know'...well...I didn't realize it was real labor until I was near transition. I ended up delivering at home. My labor was short (4 hour and 45 minutes)...but not freakishly short. I noticed the contractions for the first 2.5 hours. I googled 'real labor vs. false labor' and I honestly couldn't tell if it was real. I was able to walk and talk during most of my labor. The only time I couldn't was during transition which only lasted about 20-30 minutes...then I was ready to push. I feel so foolish. Friends and family ask me how on Earth I accidentally had a baby at home. I wanted a homebirth so they all think I did it on purpose. I can't explain how I didn't know I was in labor and I totally planned on going to the hospital...it just didn't work out.
BTW - My previous births were induced. This was my 1st spontaneous labor.
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