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If you have precipitous births, how did you handle deciding on when to leave for the hospital or do you just decide to have a homebirth?

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Asked by Roadfamily6now at 11:53 AM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I went to the hospital when my water broke since the hospital was only 10 miles away. I got there in time with both of them..barely. My labors were 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours. I had GBS and needed the IV antibiotics although neither time did they get them in. I would rather go to the hospital just in case something was wrong with the baby.

    Answer by ashisamom at 11:59 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • with #4, after my water broke, the contractions were too close together to even focus on timing them. so i went in. 1 hour later i was holding my baby.

    with #3, contrations 5 minutes apart

    with #2, days of leaking and baby not moving as much

    Answer by keisha613 at 12:04 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • I've only had one. I was young and dumb too. LOL I drove the hour and a half to the hospital. The whole thing lasted 7 hours total. Next time, I am better informed and will have a homebirth or birth center birth.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:08 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • A precipitous birth is one that is 3 hours or less.

    Comment by Roadfamily6now (original poster) at 8:39 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

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