I am pregnant with my 4th child and my 3 previous births were all pretty short. My first birth was just over 8hrs..my second, which was actually pitocin induced was about 5hrs from start of pitocin to birth and my 3rd was a little over 7hrs. I know every labor is different but I worry that the next labor will be even shorter.
I know to some, it's a crazy thing to be worried about, but this will be my first home birth and crazy as it sounds I've always wanted to labor for a good while before it's over. With my other births, I was felt preoccupied by deciding when to go to the hospital, worrying about fighting the staff against unnecessary interventions and procedures, and hoping my natural birth plans were respected and honored. Then of course, there is the explaining, No drugs, no episiotomy..and the doctor and nurses trying to talk you out of it. It all takes away from the experience.
I am soooo happy with my choice to have a home birth and want to just be in the moment. I just don't want the moment to pass too fast. Can anyone understand where I am coming from? Or am I just nuts?