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Christina - posted on 05/20/2009

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I WAS INDUCED. I WENT IN AT 8:00 AM AND DIDNT HAVE MY DAUGHTER UNTIL 6:56PM.

Ivory - posted on 05/20/2009

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I have two children, 12 yrrs apart might I add. With my oldest I was in labor all of 3 hours and with my second didn't labor at all.

Eileen - posted on 05/20/2009

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From start to finish on both boys was under 3 and a half hours. I used the raspberry leaf extract, which strenghtens the uterus and speeds up labour.

Jennifer - posted on 05/20/2009

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With my daughter my water broke at 2 in the morning, but labour did not start til 9:30am. She was born at 3:00pm...so 5.5 hours. My son on the hand was 13 hours of back labour, constantly 2 minutes apart, and he was 5 weeks early. Compared to my family I got off easy.

Kathy - posted on 05/20/2009

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I could say that I was lucky in both my labors. My first born was out in half an hour and 2nd the same. Soon as they took me to the room I went straight to the shower put on my nightgown and sat indian style waiting for the nurses to bring the baby.

Effioum - posted on 05/20/2009

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19 and half hour for my son and daurghter 3 hours long...most best and joyful experinces i have ever been throught ..

Effioum - posted on 05/20/2009

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19 and half hour for my son and daurghter 3 hours long...most best and joyful experinces i have ever been throught ..

Katie - posted on 05/20/2009

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Hello Miss Yolanda! I was in labor for 13 hours with my daughter and 4 hours with my son. :-) Pretty easy births!

Shelley - posted on 05/20/2009

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I was in early labor a little over 2 days, active labor around 15 hours and pushed for almost 3 hours! My daughter ended up being over ten pounds...I was 9 days late. It was very painful, a lot of back labor which took all of my energy from me :(

Natalee - posted on 05/20/2009

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32 hours with my first child very painful n exhausting, 18 hrs with my second child xx

Amanda - posted on 05/20/2009

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my first was induced so i was in labour for 3hrs and my second was an hour and 40 mins and both were done naturally with no drugs and my first weighed 10p and second was 9.5p and no tears or anything i really enjoying giving birth

Nicki - posted on 05/20/2009

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hi.... i was in labour 5 an a half hrs!!! an half an hour pushing an she is worth evry min

Lisa - posted on 05/20/2009

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Hi Yolanda! My first was about 25 hours and the second wasa schedualed section!

Jenny - posted on 05/19/2009

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A little over 8 hours. My water broke when I got up that morning to pee, then contractions started about 10 minutes after. I was already at 5 when we got to the hospital. Finally decided to get an epidural at 8 cm. I only pushed for 20 minutes with each contraction about 5 minutes apart and we missed one, so I only really pushed about 7 times. It isn't as bad as some make it out to be as long as you don't have any complications. Can't hardly wait to do it again.

User - posted on 05/19/2009

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45 hours 19min. 33 in hard labor. No one would believe I was in labor until they finally checked me and I was 7 cm dilated. but it was worth it!

Rebecca - posted on 05/19/2009

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My first one was about 34 hours from first cramp to delivery. I was in the hospital for about 23 hours until he came out!

My second one was about 11 hours. I was in the hospital for about 6 hours before she was born. She was a piece of cake. LOL!

Tanya - posted on 05/19/2009

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I was induced, labored for 19 hours, pushed for 4, Baby A was born, Baby B born 4 minutes later. Was so glad I didn't have to have C-section after all that work! Good luck!

Derwrey - posted on 05/19/2009

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hmm.. was due the 24th of april but scheduled to be induced on may 4th if i didnt go in2 labor b4 then.. went in labor on the 24th.. was havn mild contractions so i went to the hospital so they could check me this was sumtime early in the the day about 2 or 3pm .. they said i was onli 1 cm so they sent me home.. on mi way home my contractions started to get stronger but i knew i had 2 deal with it bcuz i wasnt 4-5 cm dilated.. got home about 6pm after runnin sum errans with mi mom.. as it started to get late in the night the contractions where now less than 5 minutes apart and evn stronger.. i never cried but i beggd mi mom to take me to the hospital and she wouldnt becuz of what the drz said.. she calld mi dr at about 2am.. i told her the baby was kumn but she didnt believe me, askd me how do i kno what im feeln when itz onli my first baby, she said if u kum up here and ur not 4 - 5 cms dnt get mad cuz were gonna send u bak home.. so i get to the hospital at about 3am.. they check me && thank god, im 5 cms.. they keep me.. whewwww. lol. i was gonna be pissd if they sent me bak home. newayzzz got mi epidural about 6 sumn about 8 45/50 i was 10 cms nd started to push.. had mi beautiful little girl at 9:04am.. a total of less than 10 hrs

Derwrey - posted on 05/19/2009

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hmm.. was due the 24th of april but scheduled to be induced on may 4th if i didnt go in2 labor b4 then.. went in labor on the 24th.. was havn mild contractions so i went to the hospital so they could check me this was sumtime early in the the day about 2 or 3pm .. they said i was onli 1 cm so they sent me home.. on mi way home my contractions started to get stronger but i knew i had 2 deal with it bcuz i wasnt 4-5 cm dilated.. got home about 6pm after runnin sum errans with mi mom.. as it started to get late in the night the contractions where now less than 5 minutes apart and evn stronger.. i never cried but i beggd mi mom to take me to the hospital and she wouldnt becuz of what the drz said.. she calld mi dr at about 2am.. i told her the baby was kumn but she didnt believe me, askd me how do i kno what im feeln when itz onli my first baby, she said if u kum up here and ur not 4 - 5 cms dnt get mad cuz were gonna send u bak home.. so i get to the hospital at about 3am.. they check me && thank god, im 5 cms.. they keep me.. whewwww. lol. i was gonna be pissd if they sent me bak home. newayzzz got mi epidural about 6 sumn about 8 45/50 i was 10 cms nd started to push.. had mi beautiful little girl at 9:04am.. a total of less than 10 hrs

Natalie - posted on 05/19/2009

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well i went into labour on sunday and gave birth on wed morn, but only had 7 hours active . had mild cramp up until tuesday night

Carmen - posted on 05/19/2009

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I was in labor for a total of 6 1/2 hours. Started contracting around midnight, walked for an hour, took a shower, finished packing & headed to the hospital around 2am. My water broke on the way & I was 7 cm dilated when we arrived at the hospital. I didn't have time for an epidural so they gave me some stadol instead. My little girl arrived after 2 hours of pushing. Not too bad!

Jennifer - posted on 05/19/2009

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The labor of my son was 14 hours. It wasnt too bad. He was suppose to be 11 lbs but he was 5 weeks early weighing 6lbs 4 oz.

Latronya - posted on 05/19/2009

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Hi, my labor was approx. 12 hours with my twins but they were induced. With my second pregnancy (10 years later) I was in labor for about 14 hours but I was still functioning for most of that. I got the kids up, took them to school, had my morning conversations with my family, took a nice long shower(fearing it would be my last for a while) and then I went to the hospital. He was out in 3 pushes.

Mikaela - posted on 05/19/2009

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It took about 2hours and 5minutes after after the first contraction and about 4½hours after the wather broke. =)

And it was my first one!

Realy a dream labor!

Teena - posted on 05/19/2009

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My daughter was two weeks early, started early signs of labor 7:30am and my beautiful girl was born 6:45pm that same day. Highly recommend going for even short walks in the last few weeks of pregancy.

Rochelle - posted on 05/19/2009

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First child-12 hrs, second child- 8 hrs, third child 6 hrs, fourth child-4 hrs. All natural except last one. Contractions very strong- got a wonderful epidural. So glad I did.



Nothing more precious than bringing life into world. Best to you.

April - posted on 05/19/2009

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my labors were so easy I guess mother nature spoiled me too as my mom says lol. My contraction where really really bad with my daughter but i couldn't feel them until my water was broke it was the same with my son but I could feel a little bit of tightening but it didn't hurt at all. After they broke my water my contractions started hurting bad but of course I got meds for that. I had morphin and an epidoral with my daughter and I dialated so fast with my son that all they had time to give me was an epidoral so I remember my son being born alot better than my daughter although I was awake for both the morphin didn't completely wear off until after she was born. Which I'm glad it didn't cause my epidoral wt my daughter didn't take complete effect like it didn't with my son. Both where here with three pushes maybe four or five with my daughter but all in all my labors where not bad experiances.

Jennifer - posted on 05/19/2009

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hey yolanda...mine was 12 and half hours but only 8 of them was painful because the last 4 i had an epidural.

Monica - posted on 05/19/2009

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i was in labor for 36 hours and my contractions were 4 min long and 1 min to a half apart! it sucked then after he was born i hemeraged.

Kerri - posted on 05/19/2009

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45 minutes with my first, 1 1/2 hrs with my second, and 20 minutes with my third. Only 3 pushes with each to get the babies out. Have faith - there is such thing as easy labor. Well, at least, easier.

Sabrina - posted on 05/19/2009

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Hi Yolanda.I went into hospital to be induced as my son was 14 days late and then he came naturally while i was waiting. I was in labour for 10.5 hrs, contractions to birth! I thought i was quite lucky! And i had a beautiful 9lbs 1oz boy.

Sabrina - posted on 05/19/2009

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Hi Yolanda.I went into hospital to be induced as my son was 14 days late and then he came naturally while i was waiting. I was in labour for 10.5 hrs, contractions to birth! I thought i was quite lucky! And i had a beautiful 9lbs 1oz boy.

April - posted on 05/19/2009

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I forgot to add those both included from the time my water broke til the baby was here, pushing and everything. Both my babies where preemies. My son is the one who had the most problems but the funny thing is he was bigger than my daughter but my daughter weighed more. My daughter the first born was 6lbs 2oz her head was 11 1/2 inches her chest was 13. My son weight only 5lbs 8oz and his head was 13 1/2 inches and his chest was fifteen. My back really hurts from the epidoral because they didn't give me enough numbing medicine and I jerked with the needle in my back not once but twice with both kids. I had to have stitches but the pain isn't so bad when you see your beautiful baby, I didn't believe anyone when i was told that, but i was up walkin around that night at the nursery seeing my baby because my son wasn't allowed in my room.

April - posted on 05/19/2009

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Hi, well my first labor was when I was nineteen with my daughter and my labor didn't last but five hours and twenty eight minutes. My second child came even faster my labor didn't last but two hours and twenty six minutes.

Sophia - posted on 05/19/2009

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33 hours. i was induced. but i only had to push for 20 mins and still delivered vaginally.

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i was in labor 4 hours and 15 mins with my daughter. contractions started at 10:30pm and she was born 2:44am. i was blessed, 6lb 9oz 12.5in head. she was so good to me. never know what the 2nd one will bring hehe!

Dianne - posted on 05/19/2009

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My children (boy, then girl) you never forget. I really never felt any pain I could say really bothered me until the end when I was 10 cm. About 2 Hours. Then I got an epi (I don't even think I needed it), I pushed about 5 or 6 times and a handsome little boy. My daughter was late and they induced me (awful). I had about 12 hours labour because every time they upped the pertosin I was ill. They took 8 times to get the epi in correctly (painful). I think I would have had a labour like my son's if they had left me alone naturally. All worth it... beautiful little girl (6.5 lbs). She now had 4 handsome boys (4-ll) all natural and within 20 min. of water breaking).

Jennifer - posted on 05/19/2009

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my first was 6 hours after mt water broke and my second was 30 minutes after they broke my water, only felt the contractions once i hit 7 centimeters lucky me i guess

Belinda - posted on 05/19/2009

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With my 1st child i was in labour for 26.5 hours and with my 2nd child i was in labour for 6 hours

Sarah - posted on 05/19/2009

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my first was 45 minutes, second was 25 minutes, third was 1 hour and fourth was 36 minutes,

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