HOW LONG WERE YOU IN LABOUR

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Cathy - posted on 08/12/2009

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!st - 6hrs 20, 2nd - 3hrs 15, 3rd - 1hr 35, 4th - 2hrs 35, 5th - 2hrs 25. How lucky was I? It doesn't make it any easier wotsoever tho.

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Annemaree - posted on 04/27/2010

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i was in labour with my 1st for 32 n half hrs resulting in a c section ,,, my 2nd was 9 n half hrs natural my 3rd was elective csection so id say about 20 mins

Amanda - posted on 04/26/2010

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I was in labor without medications for 36 hours before i ended up having a 1 hour c-section

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With my first, my water broke around midnight, he was born at 9:38am. I had an epidural when I was 7cm dialated because the contractions were right on top of eachother and I couldn't catch a break! I only pushed for 15 minutes and he was out. With my 2nd, my water broke at 3:30 am, and she was born at 9:19 am. I had no pain medication with her and her delivery was so fast. I only pushed for 10 minutes and she was out. It was extremely painful and very intense, and yes- I screamed through the delivery, but it was the best experience of my entire life. As soon as she was born, I wanted to do it again! If I could, I would do it the same way - drug free- for any more children, but we aren't having any more kids.

Heather - posted on 04/25/2010

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I went in for my regular every other day NST....ended up not leaving and spending the next 22hrs in labor. Pushed for 1hr and he came into the world.

Heather - posted on 04/25/2010

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I went in for my regular every other day NST....ended up not leaving and spending the next 22hrs in labor. Pushed for 1hr and he came into the world.

Val - posted on 04/06/2010

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I was in labour for 23 hr. i was so tired she came 3 days early and man i was so happy to finaly see her face and see that all 10 toes and fingers were there.

Jessica - posted on 04/06/2010

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I was in labor for 15 hours and doing in natural the last five hours I was in active labor and was screaming for a C-section..by this time I was so tired I couldn't breath well to get through it anymore..I had to wait for all the proper Doctors to get to the hospital for midnight! what a night cuz my baby boy was born 22 seconds past midnight on St. Patties day! Irish Baby on an Irish Day!

Kim - posted on 04/06/2010

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I was in labour with my 1st for 2hour 1/2 almost had him on the way to hospital

& i was in labour for only 53 minutes with my 2nd delivered by my mum as midwife didn't get there in time.

Melissa - posted on 04/03/2010

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I was in labor for 44 hours, no pain meds until the 43 hour when the Doctor came in and said they were going to do c-section, my daughters heart rate was dropping with every contraction. My daughter was 2 weeks early and her wieght was 4lb. 13oz. but she was perfectly fine...no problems at all.

Chesnie - posted on 03/29/2010

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Well..im not really sure. I had some contractions for 2 days but were pretty bearable. The night before I wnt into labour I had taken a long walk around the neighborhood and then at 12:45am my water broke in bed. We went to the hospital by 1:15am, had pitocin by 2am, an epidural by 2:30am, fell asleep in the hospital bed after that and was woken up to an emerg c-section at 5:59 so needless to say it wasn't long at all and I am glad for the epidural!!

Amanda - posted on 03/29/2010

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I was in Labour for 21.5 hours till they decided to do a C-section. this was my first baby.

Kelly - posted on 03/16/2010

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I had my first child april 4th 2008 & I thought my labor was going to be induced but luckily the baby decided to come out on her own. I was in labor for 14hrs. Thank Goodness for Epidural!!

Barb - posted on 03/15/2010

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My 1st - broke my water at 9 am 6 hrs of labor & 1hr of pushing. My 2nd -stripped my membranes 1-2 pm, had lots of Braxton Hicks till the midwife broke my water @ 8pm, then 4hrs active back labor &1 hr of pushing. My 3rd had my membranes stripped around lunch time, Braxton Hicks till 10 pm I went in to get checked, I was already 5cm so they kept me. The nurse broke my water @ midnight & 1 hr (15min. pushing)later my son was born!

Nicole - posted on 03/15/2010

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From the time i was induced until the time he was born was 18 hours and 7 min...

Deirdre - posted on 03/15/2010

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I was in labor with my first for 25 hours so I am waiting to see what this labor will bring! Hopefully not 25 hours...lol.

Jody - posted on 03/13/2010

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With my first I went into labor at 33 weeks and they managed to stop it for 1 1/2 days... by the following Tuesday I went into the doctors and was in full labor again at 3 CM dialeted.

Was being being prepped to be put on meds in the anti-pardum and was told I was now at 6 CM dialeted... when the meds started kicking in... was in a 3/4 state of labor at 6 CM for 6 1/2 days - the meds worked 'just enough' to keep me from dialating any further past 6 - but still had major contractions the entire time. After the threat of two emergency C-Sec.... I finally had her on day 6 1/2 ... she was born at 35 weeks exactly! 3 full contractions and 5 pushes she was out!



My 2nd was enduced and born within 1 1/2 hours of starting the potocin (sp?). The nurse didn't believe me when I told her the baby was coming out and she ignored me. By the time someone finally came in to 'check' the status and see how far I was dialated his head was completely crowing!

After an all emergency page of any OB to labour and delivery his head came out (No nurses or doctors in the room) - then by the time a nurse walked in from a room next to me... she saw the rest of him coming out just intime to run across the room and catch him as he fell into her hands.

No doctors... no meds... NOTHING! Gotta love modern technology - I could have stayed in the comfort of my home and had him myself there!

Amy - posted on 03/13/2010

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Induce by breaking my water, started on petocin, had 4 hours of labour and pushed for 25 minutes

Sarah - posted on 03/13/2010

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with my daughter i was in labour for 6 hours and with my son it was 2 hours i think but officially it was 30 mins from when they noticed i was in labour to when i gave birth. both my babies were late and both were natural births with no pain relief. hopefully any more babies i have will be natural.

Carina - posted on 03/13/2010

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With my daughter I was in labor for 18hrs. After 13hrs they gave an epidural because the doctor was scared I would be too tired to push when the time came. I was a very slow dilator with my daughter. With my son on the other hand... I was in labor for about 6hrs and barely made it to the hospital to deliver. I was almost completely dilated and did not have time to get any kinds of drugs. yes ouch!

Stephanie - posted on 03/13/2010

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with my 1st 2 days, the second about 8 hours, the 3rd 12 hors, the 4thabout 24 hours,

Candice - posted on 03/11/2010

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7 hours with my son - Got to hospital at 5pm - got checked at 6pm, the nurse telling me I was 4cm dilated, then had bub 1:01am.

Ashley - posted on 03/11/2010

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Wow i feel lucky to have such a fast birth with no drugs or nothing but to all you moms that had a long births tremendous job especially natural whooooo

Ashley - posted on 03/11/2010

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With my first baby i had a natural birth two and a half hours lucky i know but painful to.

Maria - posted on 03/11/2010

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I was very lucky for my daughter my water broke at 6:25am I got up took a shower woke everyone up waited for them to get ready started heading out like at 7:30am got to the hospital at 8:20am i was 9cm dilated and my contractions were 3minutes apart and at 9:22am I had my baby girl No medication at all didn't really feel the contractions

Vanessa - posted on 03/11/2010

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I was in laybour for 43 hours! Yes you read right! I did 32hours with no drugs then had gas for 2 hours only to be told I was STILL only 4/5cms, so I had an Epi. 8 ours later I had a c section. I think If I was told I was than 4/5cms along I caould of kept going, but In the end my son just wasnt turning his head. And im somes ways Im happy he was 10lbs 1oz..... :)

Amanda - posted on 03/11/2010

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My contractions started at 5:45 pm and I waited around the house for a while and then they started gettin painful enough to cry then a few minutes later painful enough to scream so I started towards the hosp and honestly thought I was going to deliver in the car. I pulled in the parking lot and with in 15 to 20 mins my baby was delivered @ 7:55 pm.

Ashley - posted on 03/11/2010

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My 1st 13 1/2 hours till the told me I had to have an emergency c-section and the 2nd ended up being a scheduled c-section.

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I had always had a fear that I would have one of those 36+ hour labors. I just didn't think I would have the strength.



My 1st one turned out to be a C-Section. It was less than 4 hours.

My 2nd one was a VBAC (with drugs). It was 3 hours.

My 3rd was another VBAC. It was less than 2 hours! No time for drugs!

Zowie - posted on 03/11/2010

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was in labour for 18 hours with my first 4 hours wuh my second andhad an emergency c section with my 3rd

Elaine - posted on 03/11/2010

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My 1 st felt like forever went i in be induced 5pm Thurs had him 645am sat. My 2 nd 5 1/2 hrs second stage was only 7 mins.

Krys - posted on 03/11/2010

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From my first contraction until baby was born, 23 hours. But I was in hard labor for about 6 hours. Pretty average for a first baby. :)

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