With DS I had a 2.5hour labour & my waters broke before any contractions. Made it to hospital easily as contractions didn't start for awhile after my waters broke.......kind of hoping it happens the same for DS2!!
I started having contractions that were bearable (period pain like) but I knew it was more than Braxton Hicks 27 hours before my waters broke, And then DS was born 12.5 hours later ... Can't believe I'm doing it again! Hahaha
With DS my waters broke and he was born 6 hours later and with my DD I had contractions first and my waters had to be broken when I started pushing and her labour was only 3.5 hours. I always thought if your water broke first it would be quicker but I guess in my case its the other way around lol
For DS1 my waters broke first she was born 6 hours later and for DS2 contractions started first and they had to break my waters to help speed things along as that labour was 8 hours. So the second labour isnt always quicker which is what I was expecting