I Was only 16 when i had my baby .. how long was your labour x
Maria - posted on 06/30/2009
I was 28 when I had my first born and 29 when my second was born. My first baby was delayed for a day, then on the day of his birth, it took 14 hours of labour before he was born. My second baby took 10 mins. He was born breech, so he had to be born on an emergency C-section.
Kay - posted on 06/30/2009
I was 3 month off of being 17 when i had my daughter i was in labour for 17 hrs and really didn't feel strong contractions til nearly the end so opted out of pain relief, i was 3 month off of 19 when i had my son and was in labour for 8 hrs again didn't feel i needed pain relief. My daughter and son will be 7 and 4 this september and have been ttc baby #3 since last september x
Ashley - posted on 05/18/2009
i was 21 when i had my son and i was in labor for about 3 hours and then i was 23 when i had my daughter and i was in labor with her for about the same amount of time...it really didnt get bad until they broke my water...with my son i was induced and with my daughter i was supposed to be induced the next day she decided she wanted to come early.
Jessica - posted on 05/18/2009
i was 18 when i got pregant with my first and had him when i was 18 and the labor was 24 hrs long and i got pregnant again when i was 20 had her when i was 21 and i had a scheduled c-section so i really didnt feel the labor! but when i went in that morning they did say i was having contractions.
Stacey-Marie - posted on 05/18/2009
The hospital only count labour from 2-3 centimetres (uk) so from that until our daughter was born in 6 hours 40 mins but as far as i was concerned i was in labour before that when the contractions started about 30 hours before i was even admitted by the hospital!!
User - posted on 05/18/2009
I was also 16 when I had my first and It was 9 hours from the time I woke up with a crampy feeling and my mom forced me to go the hospital til she was born and honestly it really didn't hurt I had no drugs but then the next one came and I have had 3 c-sections everyone worse than the last
Amanda - posted on 05/18/2009
With my oldest, I was 21 years old and in labor for about 9 hours and pushed for 3 hours. He was a monster with very broad shoulders! With my daughter, I was 22 years old and had no idea I was in labor. I went to the hospital at about 4:00 pm and she was born less than 6 hours later with about 10 minutes of pushing! She weighed almost three pounds less than her brother did!
Becky - posted on 05/18/2009
i was 18 when i had my first. my partnes friend had been in a car accident so he went to the hospital to see him, about 10 mins after he got back my waters broke. i was inlabour for 5 hours. really easy birth. my son was born at three in the morning, and the midwife asked me if i wanted to go home that afternoon. unfortunatly my partners friend died a week later. every one says when there is a death there is a life. Horrible thort but Berk will always be in our hearts. R.I.P Berk
Gemma - posted on 05/18/2009
im 22 and had my first baby 10 weeks ago.i was in labour 45hours ended up having a c section as her heart rate was getting slower she was born on the 6/3/09 at 12.18am she weighed 5lb 5oz shes my little princess love her to bits.
Katrina - posted on 05/18/2009
i had my first when i just turned 18 and labour was 1.5 hours little girl , my 2nd girl was 45mins ,3rd was a boy induced 2 hours, 4th was a girl 55mins, 5th was a boy born on the side of the road 5mins, 6th was a boy 25mins and there all 2 years apart and not having anymore and i did it all with no pain killers not that i needed them as i always had qiuck labour lol
Laura - posted on 05/17/2009
I was 18 when I had my first baby, I was in labor for 12 hours, had false labor 3 days before that. I did it totally natural, no drugs what so ever, of course no one asked me if I wanted any either? My next baby, I was 21 and had 8 hours of labor and any drugs they would give me. Also with my last one I was 23 and had 7 hours of labor and was induced, cause he was 2 1/2 weeks late, I knew this was my last one so I again took anything they would give me. I don't recommend being induced though, unless you the doctor feels it is needed.
Mandy - posted on 05/17/2009
i was 19 wen i had my baby girl iwas in labour 18 and a half hours im 10 weeks preg now wiv my secound now and just hope it dont last as long this time. my sister - in law has 5 kids all 5 yrs and under her longest labour was 12 hours and her shortst labour was 1 and a half hours. xx
Shannon - posted on 05/17/2009
18 when I had mine... I had painless contractions all day, progressed to being uncomfortable for about an hour, only got really bad when they broke my water... 3 hours later baby came. No pain meds or anything.
Out of all the mothers I've ever talked to, it seems like the ones with the shortest labour didn't use pain meds, the ones that had the epidurals took much much longer for baby to come. I think it has something to do with actually being able to feel it so your body knows whats going on... and can make it end sooner. Can everyone start putting whether or not you got the epidural? I want to see how it works out with a bunch of people.
I was 24 when I had my Son, and I was in REAL labor for 17 1/2 hours! Only about 2 hours of that was BEFORE my water broke.
Speaking from my own experience, I would have to disagree about the length of labor depending on medications or not. Going in, I was dead set AGAINST an epidural! After 14 hours of labor, and in excruciating pain (having back labor as well as cramping in the front) I had stopped dilating at 7cm. I decided to get the epidural, and within an hour, I had finished dilating to 10. My theory is that once I got the epidural, my body was able to work WITH the cntractions instead of fighting against the pain, therefore I dilated more quickly after I was more comfortable. I ended up pushing for nearly 2 hours though, because my son's head was stuck under my pelvic bone. Finally the doctor had to use the vacuum to help get him out, or otherwise I would have ended up with a C-Section.
That's just my experience, and I hope that some mom or mom to be one day finds it helpful!
Jenny - posted on 05/17/2009
i was 21 when i had my little boy, i had a sweep on thur lunchtime and started having contractions a few hours later, i went to hospital at 7am on friday morning and was in labour for about 13 hours. i had every pain relief i could get, gas and air, diamorphine and eventually an epidural but it stopped working when i started to push so got the sudden pain of contractions but only pushed for about 30min. hes the best thing to happen to me
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