How long were your labors?
Kid #1, 10 hours
Kid #2, 12 hours
Kid #3, 33 minutes
How did you know you were in labor?
Kid #1, woke up in the middle of the night, got up and my water broke. It was snowing. Stopped on the way for juice.
Kid #2, knew I was in labor all afternoon, took my time to get to the hospital, very casual.
Kid #3, was watching TV at 38 weeks along, got up to go to bed, water broke, and I was instantly in deep labor with contractions one minute apart (totally out of no where). Packed #1 and #2 in the car, medical personnel met us at the door and I delivered my daughter while my husband was parking the car.
Where did you deliver?
At a hospital. Where the drugs are.
For the first two. The third was all natural, not by choice though I would probably prefer that if there was a next time.
#1: My doctor.
#3: Three nurses, pretty much caught! Crazy.