How many hours were you in labor?

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Rebecca - posted on 04/27/2009

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From the time my waters broke, 3 days but established labour was 14 horrible hours only to have an emergency c-section! lol

Be - posted on 04/27/2009

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1st: Water broke 3 pm Thurs, induced 6 am Fri, epidural, mid-to-high forceps delivery, tucked in to nursery 7 am Saturday. Too weak & numb to push much.



2nd: 2 hrs from first labor pain to tucking into nursery. natural



3rd: 1 hr from first labor pain to tucking into nursery. natural.

Dawn - posted on 04/27/2009

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My waters broke at about 3am on the Saturay morning, i finally gave birth at 8.30pm Saturday night so around 17ish hours

Julia - posted on 04/27/2009

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18 hours with 1st, 10 hours with 2nd and 4 hours with 3rd, it just gets quicker!

Kelly - posted on 04/27/2009

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first and only child,, 18 hours but as everyone says....worth it in the end !!!!

Brooklyn - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st for now - 6 hours and pushed 45 mins...no epidural.

Everyone who was in labor to a extreme amount you are my heroes! I know I couldn't of done it too much long and I was only in labor for 6 hours.

Kalie - posted on 04/26/2009

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What a wonderful question!! Lol I was 2 weeks-5 days over due, induced had mild unprogressive labour for three days! At home! Then I had a c section! Yipes and I get to do it again in 3 1/2 months!!

Corina - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st - 24 hrs - forceps birth

2nd - 28 1/2 hrs - oxytocin drip to restart labour

3rd - 31 hrs - induced as 3 weeks overdue

4th - 48 hrs - right on time, no interference, unbelievably easy labour

Allison - posted on 04/26/2009

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27 hours of labor, 30 minutes of pushing and one little 7 pound beansprout :D

Michelle - posted on 04/26/2009

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I was in labour for 26 loooong hours without any pain medication.

Pushed for 25minutes, 6lbs 4.5oz.

Amanda - posted on 04/26/2009

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A crazy 35 hrs. My water broke before "real" contractions and I moved very slow as I was trying to have a fully natural birth. Eventually we had to have medical interventions to move me along!! Pushed for 2 of them, cuz my contractions kept getting farther apart...

but I will do again!!

Lila - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st-25 hrs

2nd-35 mins

Both with no drugs no nothing just pure natural labor. :) Lamaze really helped.

I'm hoping my third will be somewhere in between not too long and not too quick, doctor thinks he or she will just out..lol..we'll see in September.

Kristin - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st i was induced at 9am and had him at 11:11 Only 1 Push No Drugs - 2 hrs 11mins



2nd I started feeling weired about 2am got to the hospial at 3am and had her at 4:12am No drugs and Only 2 pushes - 1 hr 12mins



I may seem lucky but i have had nothing but terrrible medical issues since i had my children but they are well worth it !!

Krisanne - posted on 04/26/2009

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At 8:15 am the midwife broke my waters and my son was born at 16:58pm so i was 8hrs and 43 mins

Anne - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st 18 1/2 hours 2nd 3 1/2 hours. I would take the 18 hours ANY DAY! he was slow and built up to the pain. Had NO pain medication. Her She was hard , instant and no time for what the heck she's comming! They had to pull her out because of malcuimim (sorry sp) My Dr. not there I had some mid wife saying sorry we have noone here, is it ok if I do the birth? Hey It's gonna happen weather your here or not, so HELP!!!

Jeni - posted on 04/26/2009

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36.5 hours with my first, pushed for almost 5 hours and all natural (complications neccessitated it)

17 hours with my second, had an epidural and slept through the whole thing

I wouldn't trade either of them. I felt like superwoman after having my first, but it was great to have my second with me in the room for hours after his birth (my first was rushed immediately into surgery).

Veronica - posted on 04/26/2009

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my first was about 5 hrs and did most of it at home and my 2nd and 3rd were 4 hrs in hospital were 5 mns apart (twins)

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oh and might i say that the lady on the phone when we rang 000 is an idiot!!!!!

when she was told that we could see bubs head she said to push it back in, OMG NO WAY, the ambulance arrived 5mins later just in time to help my beautiful partner catch :)

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1st - 8hrs - girl 7lbs 10oz (drug free @ hospital)

2nd- 1hr20mins - girl 9lbs 12oz (born at home)

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I was in labor for 29 hours. Was told to sign C-section papers..and then my husband told me to PUSH. I hope the 2nd doesn't take nearly as long

Divne - posted on 04/26/2009

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1ST 5 HRS

2ND 8 HRS

LAST 4 DAYS(96 HRS AND A HALF)

WATER BAG DIDNT BREAK WIT NUN DEY HAD 2 BREAK DEM

Julie - posted on 04/26/2009

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was induced at 7pm. . . . broke my waters at 11 am next day and my gorgeous boy was born at 5:26 pm :)

Nicola - posted on 04/26/2009

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was induced at 5.00pm my waters were broke at 11.00pm and i had my son at 4.27am.

Caitlin - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st: 5 hours, epidural
2nd: 2 hours and 30 minutes,all natural labor and birth
3rd: 30 minutes, had her at home, only me and my boyfriend
pregnant with my 4th child

Katie - posted on 04/26/2009

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I was in labor about 7 hours.All natural, I was not induced, my water broke on its own and I had no epidural.My first contraction was at about 4 am and my son was born at 10:51 am.It was my first child, my second child was by c-section because she was breeched!Both children weighed 7 lbs 13 oz.

Christa - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st-30 hours, then had C-section

2nd-0-had repeat C-section, but had to wait an extra hour for the section because the doctor walked into the operating room and a fly of all things followed her in...so they had to wheel me back out, kill the fly, and re-sterilize everything before they could take the baby out!

Erin - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st- about 1 1/12 hours. Water broke at 11:50AM, started pushing at 1:10 PM and born at 1:41PM

Lady Victoria - posted on 04/26/2009

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no.1 6 hours, 8lb girl

no. 2 4 hours, 11lb boy

no .3 hmmmm about 20 mins, no pain mum made me go to the hosp, good job really or he would have been born on the kitchen floor while i was makin everyone food lol x

Barbara - posted on 04/26/2009

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1st one- 17 hours after water broke-but only 11 hours once labor started-ended up C-section

2nd one- 39 hours-ended up having emergency c-section

3rd one-none he was scheduled C-section

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