Length of labor question for those with multiple kids
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January 20th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington State
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You moms with hours of pushing are amazing. I pushed for about half hour with my sunny side up baby (third), and that was the longest. My others were minutes. 4 pushes with my first, 3 pushes with my second, and the last was 6 or 7 pushes, I think-I know it's listed on my paperwork as a 7 minute pushing phase... I was a little apprehensive with him because of my third baby being so tiring, but also there was a hangup after his head was out. I lost my contractions, so I finally just pushed without one-that took a couple minutes. It may have been only 5 pushes, I guess...
At any rate... I don't know how I would take 3 hours of pushing.
I feel the same way! In fact, a long pushing phase is one of my biggest birth fears weirdly enough. But, my longest pushing (with my first) was roughly 3 minutes, my second was 60 seconds, and my third about 30 seconds
so the thought of pushing for hours scares the CRAP out of me!!
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