How far along were you when you went into labor with your first baby?

posted 6 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Baby 1: 39+4, water broke, 12 hour labor (with pitocin), vaginal birth

Baby 2: 39+0, 10 hour labor, vaginal birth, dr broke my water 5 min before she came out!

Post # 17
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

MrsGirlyGirl :  I was 30 when my water broke completely without any warning contractions at 37+1 and baby girl was born 11 hours later! It was really out of the blue but I’m glad she at least waited until I passed the 37 week mark. Three rounds of pushes and she was out!

Post # 18
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Age 28, induced at 39+1, baby born at 39+2 (cervidil for 24h, pitocin started 39+2 pm, no contractions until water broke then <3h until birth)

Post # 19
6449 posts
Bee Keeper

MrsGirlyGirl :  I didn’t even make it out of 38 weeks before I went into labor.  My second however, wanted to stay in forever and had to be kicked out.

Post # 20
2071 posts
Buzzing bee

I was 36+5 wks, 31 years old and my water broke on its own. Had a vaginal delivery after about 5ish hours of total labor and just a couple pushes. 

Post # 21
6626 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

MrsGirlyGirl :  My first came 5 days late, which my mom predicted based on when my sister and I arrived.  I had a coworker with about the same due date whose baby came 2 months early.  You just never know! (age 36 at the time for me)

Post # 22
6626 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

fromatoz :  holy crap am I jealous of your labor time

Post # 23
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

#1: 34yo water broke 39 weeks 1 day, ER c section

#2: 36yo had scheduled c section, went into labor the night before at 39 weeks 1 day. Had c section anyway. 

#3:37yo planned c section at 39 weeks (July) we’ll see what happens. 

Clearly, my body evicts them after 39 weeks regardless! 


Post # 24
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

MrsGirlyGirl :  I was 39 weeks and 4 days when my water broke, son was born 15 hours later but technically the next day 😛 I was 26 years old and had a vaginal birth with very mild and non-permanent complications 🙂 honestly I can’t wait to do it again 😀

Post # 25
6566 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I was 27, no signs prior, woke up at 38+3 weeks, lost part of my mucus plug when I woke up at 6:45, and early labor started immediately.  I was pushing by 5:15pm.

Post # 26
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My water broke at 39+3 and was fully dilated five hours later. Had to labor down for two hours because my baby was sunny side up and they wanted to see if she’d turn around. Pushed for two hours and she was born 39+4, two days before my 31st birthday. My mom was convinced I would go late since I was 10 days late myself. Only thing we had in common was fast deliveries. 

Post # 27
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Was 24 with my first baby and she arrived at 40+5.  Next baby was a day early (and my last baby was born on his due date, which happened to be labor day:-) )!

Post # 28
711 posts
Busy bee

MrsGirlyGirl :  I never went into labor naturally and was induced at 41 weeks and 2 days. Thankfully the induction was successful and I gave birth naturally about 15 hours later at 28 years old.

Post # 29
2540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was 27 and had to be induced 8 days past my due date. Was in labor for 30 hours. Had a vaginal birth but came very close to needing a c-section.

Post # 30
6225 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Congrats on your baby! Wishing you a smooth and easeful delivery.

I was born a couple weeks early and was my mother’s first child. I was also born after a relatively easy delivery, so I was hoping for the same ease with my first.

Baby #1 – 41+3 and I was 30. I was going for a “free birth” at the time supported by an awesome crew. I was trained as a doula, my Mother-In-Law was a labor and delivery nurse for 30 years and my SIL was a paramedic, and my doula was one of my best friends. So three amazingly supportive women with multiple birthing experiences between them plus my husband; also, the hospital was only 5 minutes away.

Unfortunately, our baby was tangled in his cord and had it around his neck a couple times, so I ended up getting a C-section.

We’re working on #2 and hoping for a VBAC this go round!

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