How was you Labour and delivery?

Melissa - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 55 moms have responded )

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I got to the hospital at 7:35am and my daughter was born at 7:45am!!!! CRAZY STORY

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Brianna - posted on 09/07/2010

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I spent 22 hours in labor, ended up with a forceps delivery because my daughter was sunny side up with the cord around her neck with no pain relief that tore me from here to China. 3rd degree of my perineum and a tear to my cervix that required 45 minutes of stitches in which i endured without any pain control. Most painful experience of my life and I can't imagine every doing it again! I'm pregnant with twins and due in October and will be having a scheduled c-section, lol!

Lady Heather - posted on 09/06/2010

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Oh wow. I think my next one will be like that. We were at the hospital for two hours with this first baby, one hour at home. I was nine cm when I got to the hospital. Weird thing was I was there only a couple of hours before having an NST and she hadn't dropped and was lying on her side. There was no indication that labour was coming. So it felt pretty fast and wild to me.

Maria - posted on 09/06/2010

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I went to work that morning just fine. Left work bout 130 with no contractions but had some discharge. The contractions started hard and fast bout 330. We left for the hospital bout 430. Got into labor n delivery n Duece was born 45 minutes later. Doctor was mad because I waited so long to head to hospital. No time for meds or anything and he was 9 lbs 13 ozs and I had him vaginally with no pain medication!!

Brittany - posted on 09/16/2009

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labor 5 hours. pushed 15 min. Emilia was born at 11:49am. 7lb 11.5 oz.

Did it all natural and she is my only child.

Cheryl - posted on 09/15/2009

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i went into labor the night of my babyshower got home from that at like 6pm went into labor at 930pm started pushing at 11am had him at 1126 am june 29 2009

Ashley - posted on 09/15/2009

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mine was absolutely HORRIBLE!! I was 2 weeks overdue so i had a scheduled induction on june 26th at 7:30am i was dialated to 3 for about a month before they induced me, they broke my water at 8:30am i was having contractions every 1-2mins and they were regualar, the nurses forgot to up the dose on the pitocin when they were supposed to by 5pm i was 6cm dialated and at 6pm my doctor checked me and said that i hadnt progressed from 6cm (since 5pm) my son was doing perfectly fine he was already really low into my pelvis the nurse said she could feel his head when she checked me, the nurses forgot to up the dose on the pitocin again (they sucked) and at 7pm my doc decided he wanted to do a csection because i was "taking to long" and he was going on vacation the next day i didnt want a csection because this is my first baby but i was so drugged up that i couldnt even talk i kept passing out when they were having me sign papers. my son was born at 8:34pm june 26th the doctor pulled him back out of my pelvis (hurt horribly) which made his head look like a cone (its normal now though). My doctor forgot to put the internal stitches in because he was in a hurry to get out of the hospital, after i was released i ended up going back in because i was having severe pain above the incision (right below my belly button) the docs said i had a hematoma and gave me painkillers then they told me i had pneumonia so i wasnt aloud to see my son for 4 days then they told me they messed up and i never had pneumonia i was released from the hospital after a week. Had severe pains again so i went to a different hospital because i didnt want to go back to the one that was doing nothin but give me painkillers. At the new hospital the doctors scheduled me for a second surgery where they reopened my csection drained over a pint of built up blood (i got 2 blood transfusions at the 1st hospital because i lost so much blood during my csection) then stitched me back up the right way and i finally felt better i was released after another week and finally able to hold my son after 2 weeks of me being in the hospital. Only good thing about the 1st hospital was that my son was born perfectly healthy 7lbs5oz 21inches! Sorry my story was kinda long!

Susan - posted on 09/14/2009

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Quite frankly, mine sucked. Scheduled induction because baby was almost 9 pounds and doctor told me I hadn't made any progress on my own. I had to be at the hospital at 1 a.m. to get antibotics because I tested positive for some bacteria then pit was started at 7 a.m. Water was broke shortly after that, and immediately starting having contractions that I can't describe. Was like this for nearly 10 hours before they would let me have an epi....I was begging the nurses to turn off the Pit and at one point, my hubby lied to me and told me they did. My right leg shot out during the epi and it felt like someone was shocking me, but had instant relief after that. A few more hours went by and the doctor said I hadn't made any progress so it was decided for the safety of my child and myself to do a c section. Recovery from it was slow and I thought the pain would never end, but having my son made it all worth it.

Erin - posted on 09/14/2009

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Oh Wow, a lot of you had great laboring stories. Not me, mine just plain sucks.
I checked into the hospital at 3am, Pit was started at 4:30am, Dr. Checked me at 7:30. No dialation, I was still at 1/2 centi. Kept me on Pit til 12:30 and put in Cerdival at 1:30pm. Took the Cerdival out at 2:30am, still nothing, NO DIALATION, I was still at 1/2 centi. Put me back on Pit at 3:30am and Dr came back in to check me at 7:15am, I was at 1 1/2 and he stretched me enough to break my water. The contractions started getting pretty good around 9-9:30am. I waited until 10:30 am to ask for my EPI.
The aneth. came in, got everything started, (Hubby had to run an errund and my Mom was asked to leave the room), started putting the epi in and he hit a nerve, I jumped and ended up having a spinal(my whole lower half of my body went completely numb) but he had to get the epi in, it wouldn't go in, had to lay me on my side to get it in. Hubby came back and they were telling him what happend.
The nurse said now is the time to get some rest, I was checked and was still only at 3 cent. As I was resting, my hubby told my mom to go downstairs and get lunch and he sat beside me to take a nap also. I woke up and didn't hear my babys heart beat. I startled hubby and told him to go get the nurse NOW! The nurse was already on her way in. They lost the heartbeat, had to put a monitor hooked into his head, went down to low 70's and I was bleeding really bad. Dr. was called in and they wisped me off to the wonderful operating room at 12:13pm and he was born at 12:16pm.
At least now I know everything will be scheduled if there is a next time.

Bryn - posted on 09/13/2009

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my son was born june 15th also! WHat time was your baby born? My was born at 6:24pm and assummed you must have been close to tha\t too

Jennifer - posted on 09/13/2009

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Contracted from 28 weeks until delivery at 38.4 weeks. Went in to induction at 7 am already a 4 and 70% effaced. Started potocin at 9am broke water at 12:30pm got epidural at 1:30pm had him at 4:44pm after 10-12mins of pushing

Summer - posted on 09/12/2009

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I must say i i had a pretty easy labor. I got induced at 5 o'clock in the morning. I had bad back labor so the very nice nurse gave me something to relax me till i got the epidural and it knocked me out. I couldn't even sit up to get the epidural, two nurses had to help me sit up. I slept from 12:00 in the afternoon till around 6ish in the evening. Around seven i was at 10. I had to push for 2 1/2 hours, it was hard cuz i was still very groggy. At 9:41 pm my lil man was born healthy!!! Can't complain, 13 hours of labor isn't that bad, i would do it again in a heartbeat!!! :D

Tabitha - posted on 09/12/2009

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4 days of failed induction and many hours of failed epidural with excruciating back labor.I screamed bloody murder for hours. To end in c section and 9 more days of me in the hospital in terrible back pain, 13 days of little girl in NICU for small left colon and blockage due to magnesium sulfate since I had pre eclampsia. Next time is straight c section I had enough trouble this time.

Sharon - posted on 09/12/2009

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My waters broke at 10:30pm started getting contractions at 11:00pm, started pushing at 6:00am, had my beautiful baby girl at 6:24am weighing 7lb 10oz =)

Amanda - posted on 09/11/2009

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i was induced at 7 am with my second child, had an epidural shortly after allthough it only worked on my right side, so i could still feel a lot....but she was born at 10:46 am...only had to push twice... she was ready. i cant complain about anything!

Kim - posted on 09/10/2009

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I woke up at 6:30 with contractions but went back to bed. Then woke up at 8:00 went to the doctor at 9:00 a.m. was at 3 centimeters. Went home was even home for two hours and my water broke so I went back to the doctor and they hooked me up to a non-stress. they sent me to the hospital at 12:00p.m. I went to go have the epidural and she was crowning, I dont think that I even pushed with her she came that fast. She came at 3:00 even. An hour hour later I'm walking around. I drove myself home the next day lol. I was in the hospital a total of 25 hours

Heather - posted on 09/10/2009

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i was scedualed to be induced on june 30th after being in prolonged labor for a week 1/2, i was only 1.5 cm dialated they started pitocin and broke my water at 7 am. my body reacted wierd to it, my contractions would speed up to where they were to close together but if they lowered the dose they would almost stop, this went on for hours. by 7:30pm i was only 4 cm dialated at 8:30 when they checked me again there was no chane and the desided to do an c-section because my sons was starting to go into stress.i signed paperwork at 9pm by 9:48pm drew was here. i am still trying to recover but its getting much much better

Ashley - posted on 09/09/2009

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Mine was scary ...third pregnancy Twins Placental Complications was in hospital for three months... was 32 wks went into labour at 12:00am was only 3 cm by 7am. I was checked again at 10am and was 5cm so the nurse called my husband who was home with my other two children. (We also lived an hour away from the hospital) at 11:30am started bleeding really bad so the doctor came back in Baby "A" had passed away and Baby "B" heart was in bad shape so he said they were doing a emergency C-section the girls (identical) were born at 12:24 and 12:26 and my husband walked in just as they were walking out with Hailey to take her to the Neo-Natal unit....it took my husband 2 hrs to get my boys dressed and find a babysitter (plus the hour drive) so he missed it all!



RIP CARLEY ♥ My Angel

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I went in to be induced at 6am, they started pitocin at 7:30am. I showed up already having contractions and dialated to a 3 and didn't know it! At some point I had to be given oxygen because the contractions were too strong and too close together and causing the baby to be in distress. I started pushing around 6:45pm and had him at 7:27pm.

Trich - posted on 09/07/2009

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My labor and delivery happened fast...Water broke at work 5:30 pm 6/22/09 with no contractions and dilated about 1cm...Several hours later labor was induced and my son was born at 2:11 am 6/23/09

Camilla - posted on 09/05/2009

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My labour and birth was wonderful!!! Had my daughter at home with a wonderful team. My contractions started on Wed 10 June at 5:00pm and at 6:55pm on Wednesday the 10 June she was born. Less than 2 hours i was very grateful - dont know how moms can go through a long labour!!

Tahirah - posted on 09/04/2009

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i went to the hospital 1:20 in the morninq on june 13th & didn't have my daughter til" 7:42 at nite. labor was long & painful i didn't like the contractions after i got the epidural i didn't feel anything until i started feeling the pressure it was horrible. when she finally came out i cried. & then i had to go to the OR cause my uterus wasn't contracting. ut everything ended up going fine.

User - posted on 09/04/2009

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Had fowleys put in on the Wednesday night, Waters broken Thursday morning and drip started, contractions stoped Thursday lunch time for some reason despite have drip on highest dose, so labour stopped till Friday morning, Drip started again and contractions longer and stronger, had bubba by 4pm that afternoon and sitting with him in neonatal two hours later.

Kristyn-maree - posted on 08/30/2009

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mine was relly fast went to hospitalat about 11 with pains thay checked and was only 3cm and the water hadnt broke and the head was still right up there and then the midwife that dilived my first told them to keep an eye on me because i was a fast one so thay told me to go for a walk around the grounds then i went back in there and thay checked me and i was 10cm and her head was ready.then as soon as the waters broke her head was ther and so 2 pushes and she was out it was fast and not that painful

Amber - posted on 08/29/2009

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My labor and delivery sucked. i went into labor at 1am went to the hospital at 8am was 3-4cm had my water broke at 11am got an epidural at 9pm at 6cm started pushing at 430am had an emergency c-sectoin and had my son at 808am. then a week later i got a massive infection (endometritis) and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance....not a fun time at all!

Amber - posted on 08/29/2009

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I went in for an induction at 11:30 pm (was already having some contractions). Started Cervadil immediately, did three rounds of that through the night, started Pitocin at 7 am. Dr. broke my water sometime around then and put a monitor on the baby's head (worst pain of all since I wasn't dilated). Epidural at around 11. By 3 pm I was still only a fingertip dilated but 80% effaced. It became clear that no progress was going to happen, so I went in for a c-section rather than letting the baby go through more stress (her heart rate dropped momentarily a couple of times). She was born at 3:34 pm. Recovery was super easy the first 2 days, brutal on day 3 and by 6 weeks postpartum I was totally back to normal.

Kira - posted on 08/29/2009

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Well this one was more difficult than my first and alot more scary. My first son we got to the hosp at about 3am, and i had him at 7:46am and i only had to puch for like 10-15 mins.



with this one (my 2nd) i was induced at 38 weeks, b/c i was retaining alot of fluids and gaining alot of weight each week. I got induced at about 7am, the contractions were going very well, so they kept increasing the potcin and also broke my water, but when they increased the potcin and i got stronger contractions, which didn't really even bother me, his heart rate would keep dropping so they turned off the potcin and then my contractins would stop, so they slowly gave me more. But he wasn't dropping down like he should had. They they rushed me into an emergency c-section b/c of his heart rate. Turns out the cord was around he neck and it kept getting tight each time i had a contraction.....but in the end he was perfectly heathly....after a big scare.

Tracy - posted on 08/28/2009

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I was in active labor for 5 days, and this is my 2nd daughter. I went to the hospital on a Thursday with contractions, was sent home. Went back Friday night after being placed on bed rest and spending the entire day at my OBGYN's office hooked up to monitors for contractions, with my contractions 2-3 min apart, and was sent home. Went back on Sunday, for contractions again, they were regular and 2-3min and after spending all day, was sent home AGAIN (it was the oncall). Monday, went BACK to the hospital and was told to finally walk and my Dr came and checked me that afternoon and finally admitted me, which I don't think the nurse wanted to do... I got my epideral at around 10-ish and needed more of the pain meds through my epideral after a while for pain. Dr was checking me and my water broke. I only pushed for a few minutes and then I had my daughter. She had a true knot in her cord, which happens in about 1% of pregnancies. Oh, and the reason they wouldn't let me go before that point was bc when she was born, it was at 36weeks and 6days, so technically preemie. She was perfectly healthy though. The nurse asked my Dr how ling I was in labor and she said 3 weeks, the nurse looked at her funny and she said no really 3 weeks. I had to be in her office 2x a week for 3weeks for NST...

Whitney - posted on 08/28/2009

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Wow what if you had your little girl in your car?!?!?!................ My water broke around 7am, but it was just a little so I didnt think anything of it cuz my contraction were not strong (i didnt expect them to feel like i had to do #2 haha).... i took a shower and even went to 2 stores that morning lol...2:30pm showed up for my 38wk appt, they sent me straight to L&D after i told my Dr I was wearing a pad for the fluid lol (yeah I know) ... I was admitted around 3:30.... I was already 8 cm dilated!!!! Thats when i broke down crying cuz my husband was in NC and I'm in FL (he wouldnt have made it there in time) had Jai'auna at 9:03pm... my husband made it in town around 12 :(

Tara - posted on 08/26/2009

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my water broke throughout the day, Thursday, June 11. Mild contractions off and on all day Thursday and Friday morning. Friday afternoon, after trying nipple stim, I hit active labor at 1pm. At 4pm I entered my pool, and at 5:03pm, after 9 minutes of pushing, my daughter was born at home.

Nicole - posted on 08/26/2009

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I started having contractions at midnight. I got to the hospital at 4am and had my son at 11:50pm!

Pyppa - posted on 08/25/2009

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mine went great!! i was 8 days overdue and woke with mild pains early in the morning on june 2nd and my waters broke at 9am. my baby boy was born just after 4pm after 30 mins of pushing!!! he was a big boy at 8 lb 8oz so think thats why!! pushed for ten mins with my 1st!! had a 2nd degree tear but all fine now. :) x

Kylie - posted on 08/25/2009

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waters broke on sat 13 june 09 had no contractions at all. didnt know my waters had broken either. was induced mon 15 june contractions started at 3.30pm started pushing at 4am then baby got stuck they pushed him back up and ended up having c-section

Mecca - posted on 08/24/2009

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Labor wasn't too bad for a first time. I was induced at 2:30 a.m. on tuesday morning. i was already having sporadic contractions when i checked in the hospital at 1130 the nite before. the contractions grew stronger, and then unbearable about 10 on wednesday, then i had the epidural and then the pitocin. I could stil feel the strongest contractions, and the midwife broke my water (full of meconium) and i pushed about an hour and my Justice was born at 2:7 p.m. on wednesday. I am definitely looking forward to expanding my family within the next few years!

Samantha - posted on 08/24/2009

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I woke up feeling horrible back pain at 2:30 am on Saturday June 20th. The pain was constant so we couldn’t time contractions and eventually it got too much to bear so we headed to the hospital. I four centimeters dilated and my water had already broken. By 11am I was 9.5 cm dilated, but the baby wasn’t descending. I tried pushing, but she just wouldn't budge. I ended up being taken in for an emergency c-section and she was born at 2:33 pm on Saturday (a 7lb 0oz beautiful, healthy baby girl). Unfortunately, the recovery was worse than labor. The doctor nicked a vein during the surgery and I came extremely close to needing a transfusion. They kicked my husband out of the room and sent the baby to the nursery before knocking me out completely. So aside from a brief look I didn’t get to see my daughter until around 7pm after I had made it out of recovery. Then two days after I was discharged I had to be re-admitted because of an infection. I’m actually still recovering from the c-section 9 weeks later, but she was definitely worth it! As for doing it again…we’re not so sure about that just yet.

Christina - posted on 08/24/2009

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I had a quick and painful labour! I went into early labour on Thursday in the afternoon, easy contractions, no pain. They went throughout the night, kept me up all night, called the hospital Friday morning, went in at 10:30am, wanted no drugs, ended up getting pitocin and having my water broken, they gave me a demerol shot in the bum which did nothing but make me dizzy, then after 3 hours of ridiculous contractions (1 minute apart, no rest in between) I gave in and had an epidural. I went from 4cm dilated to 10 cm dilated within 1 hour (my doctor was flabbergasted!) and started pushing.

I pushed for an hour and a half, and was starting to feel sick from pushing so much, so when my OB asked if I wanted help with a vaccuum, I said "YES DAMN IT!!" ;)

Logan Alexander was born at 4:18pm on Friday June 26th. He weighed 8lbs 4oz, and was perfect and healthy and beautiful. My Prayers were answered!

Aurora - posted on 08/24/2009

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Mine was good for the most part i went in saturday night bout 6pm they induced and started patocin at 12:30 am. broke my water bout 1 pm and i had my little girl at 7:09 pm. BUT: the nurse messed up bad my babys cord got wrapped around her neck once because of something the nurse did while checking me she was born blue and i ended up with 55stitches and gauze left in me!!!!!! the worst part of the delivery was the stitches

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Mine was a bit crazy. I went in Sunday afternoon at about 12:00...We started petocin at about 3pm...nothing changed so we cut everything at midnight. They came in and started inducing again at 6am...broke my water, started hard labor at 8:30am, and he was here by 9am. No chance for epidural :) He is my second, and was 9" 8oz...21 inches long. Big kid....He's already in 6-9 month clothing!! AHH! I'm gonna look like a midget next to him :)

Kelly - posted on 08/17/2009

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I was at my doctors appointment when my doctor told me to go to the hospital and get induced because my blood pressure was too high and I was leaking protein. (I was 40 weeks). I went to the hospital that evening around 7 and I was in labor for about 39 hours. It was a saturday when I went and he was born that Monday after 2 hours of pushing. However, I had a 4th degree tear which I tore to my rectum and had 24 stitches. The recovery was worse then the labor and delivery.

Jennifer - posted on 08/15/2009

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Oh my gosh!! Crazy!! No time for drugs? LOL I now hold the record for the shortest First labor in my family. My labor was only 7 1/2 hrs from start to finish!.. labor started around 9:30pm, water broke at 11:15pm, at the hospital by 11:30.. got pain meds (late becuase kink in my IV) at 2:45am... pushing by 3:45am and she was born 5:05AM! And I thought my labor was fast! Holy cow!!

Sandi - posted on 08/13/2009

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My water broke at 5:30 pm, dialated to 3; contractions got bad around 9 pm; dialated to 4, almost 5. She still has not dropped, but my body was saying to push, needed more medication to epidural site by midnight. By 5 am I had maxed out meds in epidural and had to get a double of Staydall, dialated to 8. I spent 3 hours dialated at 9, almost 10 for 3 hours. Finally told to push and pushed for over 3 hours, her head was tilted. She arrived at 10:35 am. By this time, I was wore out and was ready for a C section. My husband and mother were great, helping me to relax so our little girl would turn and move down. It was worth it, but there won't be another one.

Romina - posted on 08/12/2009

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I was induced on Thurs at 10pm, I started contractions at 8:30am Friday morning, went into the hospital at 4am Saturday morning get ready for pushing at 4:00pm, my legs were put in the stirrups and I turned to my husband and said, when do I have to push. He said "He's out already"

Louise - posted on 08/12/2009

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Contractions started at 1:30am. Where away for the weekend. Had to pack up and load the other 2 sleeping kids. Left for home at 4:00 - contractions 5 mins. Having a home birth - arrived home at 5:30 cntrx 2 mins by then. The Doula arrived at 6:00, just when my waters broke. She monitored me and called the midwife who arrived by 7:00. Chase was born at 7:20am.

Nicole - posted on 08/11/2009

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I was induced at 9:35am and had her at 12:54pm. Only 3 hours later! I went from 5cm to her being born in about 30minutes. She was posterior as well. All naturally, no drugs. That's the way I have always done it. She is my 4th and quickest labor. My longest labor was 5 1/2 hours. and that was with my second. I am very blessed to have quick and easy labors and deliveries! :)

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horrific... schedueled c section, epidural failed, could feel them cutting into me...was eventually put under a general and woke up with no pain relief..

worst experience of my life.

Diane - posted on 08/10/2009

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labor and delivery was GREAT! went in at 12pm and was put on pitocin...experienced no pain from beginning to end of labor! at 9pm I hadn't dilated at all so we went ahead with c-section. our daughter was born at 11:02pm. best experience ever!

Jessica - posted on 08/10/2009

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I went in to be induced at 6am. The pitocin was started at 7am. I was checked at 12:30pm and was a good 3 cm during a contraction, so the midwife broke my water right there. The epidural was in by around 1:10pm. I was checked at 1:15pm and I was a 7, didn't have time get the catheder as my son's heart rate was dropping. I was put on an oxygen mask At 1:31pm I was complete. I pushed for 8 minutes. My son was born at 1:39pm.



The contractions I had after they broke my water were absolutely painful! Oh my goodness. And my husband almost missed it the delivery! He went out in the waiting room to get our daughter. A nurse was coloring with her while I got the epidural.



I'm scared if we have a #3. haha....they come so fast!

Sharmian - posted on 08/10/2009

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I thought my labour was pretty good for my first!!!. I was induced. They put the gel in at 6pm Sunday, not expecting me to go until the next morning. Contractions started at 8.30pm but they were managable. Started getting really bad at about 12 midnight. Dr came at 2.45am and broke my waters. I started pushing at 3am. Madison was born at 3.30am! I did it all drug free. & would do it again in a flash. The only thing that was horrible was i torn so badly internally (didnt tear at all externally) that i was taken to theatre and put under anesetic about half an hour after she was born. I lost almost 2 ltrs of blood. All worth it tho.

Amanda - posted on 08/09/2009

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Got to the hospital at 9:20 had my little guy at 10:01 after 7 minutes of pushing.

Brittany - posted on 08/09/2009

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I had a hard labor compared to you guys, got induced on friday at 7am my water broke at 5pm started pushing at 3:30am on saturday pushed for three hours until the doctor arrived and he suctioned him out, turns out he wouldn't go anywhere cause his cord was wrapped around twice. He was out at 7am saturday morning my first one :)

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