1st labor was about 6 hours, 7.7lbs, 2nd was 13 hours, 8.5lbs and 3rd was 8 hours, and 9.2lbs......pregnant with 4th and hoping that its not going to be bigger than the rest. I was induced in all the labors due to Hypertension.
once a mom, always a mom!
6/3/10 12:02 P
34 hours. He was a little to big for me and he ended up with facial bruising. I went 18 hours with no pain meds. But broke down because I needed some rest.
6/2/10 4:20 P
My labor 7 hours total. I certainly didn't expect my labor to progress so rapidly. I believe that my exercise ball was the biggest help in my labor. It helped to open up my pelvic and make the labor easier by sitting on it. And the hot water bottle was my drugs!
Nicholas born 5/5/06 at 6lbs 4 oz
6/2/10 1:48 P
I had been in early labor for a couple weeks, walked around dialated to 4 for a week, before the doctor decided to break my water at 9 am one friday. From the time they broke my water to the time Logan was born it was only 5 and a half hours. He was sunny side up and got stuck for a bit on the way out or it would have been even faster. They were expecting him to be born about 8 or so at night, and were very surprised to see I was completely ready to go at 1:15 specially since he was my first.
Proud momma of Logan Thomas!
6/2/10 7:19 A
Labored at home for about 18 hours, then labored at the hospital for another 18 hours...Only got an epidural about 12 hours before birth
6/1/10 1:46 P
#1 was 11 hours, #2 was 3 hours
6/1/10 10:32 A
With number one it was 38 hours and 38 minutes! Hopefully number two will be much shorter!
5/31/10 1:12 P
Water broke a little after 8pm. contractions started immediately. got the epidural at about 9:45. as soon as they finished the epidural they checked my and said it was time to push Layla was born at 10:08 pm after only 10 minutes of pushing.
Missed MC 4/25/06 at 11 weeks
Layla Marie 6/18/09
5/29/10 4:55 P
About 12 hours, then my water broke, then another hour of hard contractions, about 45 minutes pushing and four more minutes for the placenta.
5/28/10 3:19 P
My water broke at 5:30am, I was induced at 10am (due to Gestational Diabetes), was in labor for 14 hours, plus another three hours pushing, and finally baby was born at 10:48pm through emergency c-section. This was my first baby. I thought that my long labor had something to do with age (I'm 40 yrs old) but I'm seeing posts from women half my age that had long labors and/or c-sections too.
Edited by: EVELYNQ at: 5/28/2010 (15:20)
5/28/10 3:02 P
My labor lasted for three days. My water broke and labor never started so we had to induce. My baby just didn't want to come though, because we tried several induction methods and finally ended up using pitocin at the max dosage allowed. I pushed for 30 minutes when baby was finally ready.
5/26/10 7:05 P
From start to finish, my first labor was less than an hour and half. Didn't actually make it to the hospital. My daughter was delivered in a ambulance on the side of the road. The paramedic who was in shock only cut the cord and wrapped her up. Doctor is planning an induction for the second, due in Oct, in hopes of having some control this time.
5/25/10 1:31 P
My first on I was induced @ 530 & she was born @ 253. The 2nd induced @ 6 am and he wasnt born until 6 pm!!! Nt really sure why the longer labor with the 2nd one! Lol! Hopefully the 3rd will be follow the pattern & be longer than the 2nd! :)
5/25/10 12:17 P
my first one 19 hours (from time water broke) plus additional 3 hours of pushing and then a csection.. :(
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5/25/10 6:15 A
My first was 90 minutes of pushing and I got physically exhausted so they helped with the vacuum (I was only 19 at the time). This last baby I actually had to hold her in!! She was 2 months early, and only 4 pounds.
5/24/10 8:36 A
6 hours, which includes 2.5 hours of pushing with epidural just at the pushing part. I hope #2 is less pushing, but not to many complaints for #1.
5/22/10 2:17 P
Woke up at 2AM having bad back labor, went in at 2:30 PM, had son at 4:38 PM. 14 hours all natural and only spent 15 minutes pushing.
Edited by: ARMY_WIFE_TINA at: 5/22/2010 (14:19)
5/21/10 6:29 P
water broke at 9:20pm, got to the hospital at 10pm, had my baby at 10:49pm. only 5 pushes.
5/21/10 3:06 P
I was in labor almost 60 hours, and pushed for about 45 min. I managed about 52 hours with hypnobirthing, then got scared and exhausted so went for a light epidural.
Estelle Rose (Stella), born October 8, 2007.
5/20/10 6:30 P
My Labor with my first Son was 24 hrs..I actually had him the 24th hour..if I would have gone past that Would of needed a csection...oh and with no paid medication. it was painful. I only hope that this labor goes alot faster I am not up for another 24 hr labor.
5/20/10 10:50 A
I'm actually not 100% sure how long I was in labor for. My water broke when I was sleeping sometime, so I don't know when I started. My water broke and I didn't have contractions, so they had to give me pitocin to speed up the process. I think it was about 11 hours from the pitocin to the pushing and it was about 45 minutes of pushing before my son was born.
My sister-in-law was given pitocin and was in labor about 48 hours with 4 hours of pushing. Yikes!
I am hoping with my second I don't have to be given pitocin. That stuff is horrible.
5/20/10 7:55 A
My first went 25 hours, as my water broke before I went into labor. One epidural and five minutes of pushing.
My second went 14 hours, again with my water breaking before labor. No epidural this time, about 2.5 minutes of pushing.
My third was five hours, totally natural. Water didn't break until I was in the birthing tub. A couple minutes worth of pushing and voila.
I'm praying this go around that I go into labor in the middle of the night again, to avoid traffic to get to my birthing center, which is about 45 minutes away. I transitioned in the van last go around, and do NOT want to do that again!
Deuteronomy 31:8 "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Great to remember as we go through life in general, but especially during pregnancy!
5/20/10 4:15 A
My labor was 4.5 hours and pushed 3 times. I even had time for an epidural! I am really scared when I get pregnant with #2.
Broden Conner born on March 16th at 2:16 am
Ainsley Maya born on April 16th at 6:01 am.
5/20/10 12:21 A
31 hours of labor, 4 hours of pushing. He was sunny side up and they gave me an epidural after 3 hours of pushing. He turned just when they OB told me I was going to need a cesarean. Still needed a vacuum assist after all that! But he's perfect and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
5/19/10 3:26 P
22+ hours, but I only pushed for 15 minutes. They had to break my water right before I started pushing. I got an epidural after about 13 hours. Pushing was by far the easiest part!
Damien Lucas born on Nov 7 at 12:48am. 7 lbs 8 oz, 21.5 in :)
Connor Duri born on June 22 at 8:00am. 8 lbs 10 oz, 19.5 in :)
My labor lasted 9 hours from the time I started having contractions and went to the hospital. I pushed for about an hour.
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5/7/10 9:05 A
3hrs and 15min start to finish, only about 30min or less of pushing, not too sure as there wasn't enough time for an epdiural so I was concentrating more on staying conscious, LOL!
4/30/10 3:12 P
I had my first small contractions at 5:30am. We got to the birthing center around 8:30pm. I was in hard labor for about three hours, pushed for about 45 mins. Baby was born at 5:23am. So, 24 hours of labor.
4/25/10 3:53 P
My oldest was 11 and a half hours and so was my second son... wondering what my 3rd will be like...
4/18/10 3:53 A
27 hours. started at 10pm sunday and had him 1.20 am tues.
Expecting No2 Oct 17.dont know the sex yet.
Joshua Jovi (JJ) was born @ 1.20am nov 6th. 7lbs 1oz. He gorgeous.
"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world"
-William Ross Wallace
3/29/10 11:28 P
Baby #1: water broke at 11:45 PM (watching Jon Stewart) and my daughter was born at 9:26 am with a vacuum assist after 1 1/2 hours of pushing. Had an epidural at 8 cm. She was 8 lbs 4 oz.
Baby #2: woke up at 4:30 am with what I thought might be contractions. woke up husband at 4:45 am. got to the hospital by about 5:15 with me yelling at my husband to speed. Hospital lost my pre-registration then sent in 2 trainees (neither could find my cervix). Finally the charge nurse came in and I was 10 cm. baby was born at 6:19 am about 2 minutes after the doc came into the room. 7lbs 7 oz. really, really wanted an epidural but no time so had him natural.
Edited by: JESIKALD1 at: 3/29/2010 (23:31)
3/29/10 2:32 A
30 hours total (12 hours of early labor, 18 hours active) including 3 hours of pushing. Hard work, but so glad to have a gentle waterbirth! My baby was 8lbs 4oz and born 2 days after her due date.
3/28/10 5:30 P
1st baby was born 5 hours after start of pitocin for induced labor. I pushed 3 times.
2nd baby was born 6 hours after start of pitocin for induced labor. Pushed for about 10 minutes.
3rd baby I woke up every hour with a contraction for 3 hours, then contractions immediately went to 4 minutes apart. Baby was born 4 hours after they became regular. Pushed maybe 5 minutes.
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