My first labour was very fast. 1 hour after my first contraction I was fully dilated. I didn`t know because I thought I should be in early labour...being told labour takes 12hrs on avg...I only rang my midwife because I was in so much pain I couldn`t cope, and I felt like pushing.
I`m really scared about having a second baby, but I want my daughter to have a sibling. I`m scared about the amount of pain that occurred so suddenly I freaked out. Are you able to put my mind at rest? My first was delivered at a birthing centre, with no pain relief because there was no time. Would it be silly to have a hospital birth next time so if there is time I could get pain relief? What you say to a paitent of yours about their second birth after a first labour like this?