I am in my 2nd tri with my 2nd baby, and I'm already starting to have some anxious thoughts about how THE day is going to go. I had an INTENSE 5h labor 1st time around (which started with contractions 2min apart) and my Dr expects it will go even faster this time. This means, next time, I need to count on the possibility of having to go to the hospital as soon as contractions start and not having enough time for someone to come get my 2yo toddler before we must go to the hospital, especially if it happens in the middle of the night or during rush hour traffic etc. The closest family/friends live 1h away.
I want to do it w/o epi again, and I'm afraid if my DH has to step out to tend to our DD I am left to do the laboring alone.
Did anyone have a somewhat similar experience/concerns, and how did you deal with this?
Should I just consider an induction a few days before due date so I can arrange everything worry-free? I'm afraid induction will be unbearable without epi...