From: Anne Rogers on
> "Snugglemonster" <morvak(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1181230060.798164.46040(a)o5g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
>> Welches when is your due date ?
> A week today (14th). Contractions are about every 10 minutes lasting 30-60
> seconds at present. Bit frustrated as they were 2-3 minutes apart 6 hours
> ago. I was hoping for a nice labour like I had for #2, but then this one
> would be due to put in an appearance within a couple of hours.


there is an old saying, something like first slow, 2nd fast, 3rd stop start,
or something like that, but it does seem a common thing for midwives to say
that 3rd labours do seem to be a bit more iffy and unpredictable than 2nd
labours.

Anne


From: Karen (LG) on

"Anne Rogers" <annekh23(a)nospam.yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> there is an old saying, something like first slow, 2nd fast, 3rd stop
> start, or something like that, but it does seem a common thing for
> midwives to say that 3rd labours do seem to be a bit more iffy and
> unpredictable than 2nd labours.
>
> Anne
>

Mine were slow (24hr), quicker (9hr), quicker again (7hr), bl**dy ages due
to induction (40hrs) and fastest - emergency c section (2hr!!)