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Maryville, TN
A 24-year-old female asked:

what would cause a ftm to deliver so rapidly? my water broke, contractions picked up every min, & delivered baby 45 minutes later. dilated 3 to 10 45mins

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Good luck?: Most women would kill to get the delevery done that quick it really depends on the woman. If you are standing or walking it goes a bit quicker than just laying on your back.
Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Multiple pregnancies: If this was not your first pregnancy, then that can cause labor to progress more rapidly to delivery.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Enjoy your baby: No special reason for quick delivery.

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