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  #1  
May 11th, 2010, 06:12 AM
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(Probably asked before, but not recently...indulge me, lol)

How long did you labor:
With your 1st child?

2nd child?

3rd child?

Add 4th, 5th, 6th, as applicable:
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May 11th, 2010, 06:15 AM
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I had a failed induction, so it's probably not indicative of anything that would exist in nature but I was in labor for 35 hours total - 17 of which was hard active labor - before my dd was born via cesarean.
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May 11th, 2010, 06:21 AM
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How long did you labor:
With your 1st child? 17 hours (back labor, 3 hours pushing)

2nd child? 6.5 hours (normal labor, 30 minutes pushing)
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Cassidy, 6.5 yrs. Born 10/23/07, 7 pounds 10 ounces, 20 in.

Joel, 4.75 yrs. Born 6/23/09, 9 pounds 12 ounces, 21 in.

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May 11th, 2010, 06:31 AM
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Dd1 - 3 hours with about 2-3 minutes of pushing (3-4 small pushes).

Dd2 - 47 minutes. She descended *very* rapidly. She was out in about 30 seconds after 3 grunts.

Ds1 - 1 hour 40 minutes. No pushing; he slid out with a gush of fluid. I had uterine overdistension due to poly so it took some time for contractions to gain steam after my uterus decompressed and regrouped around him.

Ds2 - 15 minutes. No pushing. He barreled through. My legs were still closed when his head was born. My midwife rushed over to open my legs (pushed my right one back) and my membranes ruptured and he shot out. It was abrupt and left us all in shock considering I was 6 cm with a swollen cervix and he was at -2 station a couple minutes before. It was not in any way a "labor." I only recall 10 contractions, 5 of which immediately preceded his birth.

With all of my babies I started labor at 5+ cm, so that plays a huge role in it for me.
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May 11th, 2010, 06:46 AM
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Vespertina, I am so jealous of your labors! That's great!
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Mom to:

Cassidy, 6.5 yrs. Born 10/23/07, 7 pounds 10 ounces, 20 in.

Joel, 4.75 yrs. Born 6/23/09, 9 pounds 12 ounces, 21 in.

Timothy, 2 yrs. Born 3/20/12, 9 pounds 4 ounces, 22.5 in.






































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May 11th, 2010, 07:14 AM
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my first - only about an hour before my emergency c/s

my second - a little less than 11 hours including pushing.
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May 11th, 2010, 07:19 AM
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#1... 15.5 hours of hard active labor (3 hours spent pushing)
#2... 20 hours of hard active labor
#3... 7.5 hours of hard active labor
Hoping #4 goes even faster than #3 LOL
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May 11th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Mine was 8 1/2 hours of active labor with 55 minutes of pushing for Twin A. Twin B was born 28 minutes later but I only pushed for 13 minutes (she was a full pound bigger which is why it took some effort! )
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May 11th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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I labored for 7.5 hours. I pushed for 20ish minutes.
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May 11th, 2010, 11:11 AM
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I'm not sure, because I'm not sure when labor "began".

With my first, it was 5 hours from when my water broke to when pitocin was started. It was about 9 hours from pitocin to pushing. And about 2.5 hours of pushing.

With my second, it was about 7 hours from "maybe this is early labor" to "this is labor". (I had tons of BH, so I wasn't convinced it was actually labor for a while.) It was about 4 hours from believing it was labor to pushing. Seven minutes of pushing.

I was 1cm when labor started for both my kids.
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May 11th, 2010, 10:33 PM
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From the time my water broke to when I delivered DD... 18.5 hours...

My water broke and I wasn't producing any contractions, I was on Pitocin for almost 14 hours, so I guess you could say my active labor was 14 hours... give or take an hour...
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May 12th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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Ds1 my water broke spontaneously. I wasn't allowed time to go into labor on my own. 4 hours after SROM, I was induced. Labor from that point was 11 hours. Pushed less than 5 minutes.

Dd I started labor 4+cm dilated (yay prodromal labor!) and labored for about 4h15m. Pushed less than 5m.

Ds2 was 4 days of labor, started around 3-4cm. 3 days w/cont 11m apart. 4th morning they were 7m apart, by lunch they were 5m apart, and he was born early evening. Pushing with him took a bit longer, but probably because I wasn't focusing and was really freaked out.
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May 12th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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just over 16 hours...mine was an induction, and about 12 hours of it was unproductive...
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May 12th, 2010, 04:29 PM
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from the time of induction to birth was 30 hours 30 minutes..active labor about 17 hours...pitocin for 19 hours...pushed for 30 minutes (5 contrax..they really spaced out)
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May 14th, 2010, 06:32 AM
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I was induced with Owen, I honestly don't really know how long I was in labor for because no one knew I was in labor until 5 minutes before he was born!

Anyways, they inserted the cervadil around 11pm, I went to sleep (I must have been in labor throughout the entire night) woke up around 8:30a with severe pain and then Owen was born around 11am. ...so 12 hours?
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May 14th, 2010, 09:14 AM
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18.5 hours and 2.5 hours of pushing with my first.

11 hours and 30 minutes of pushing with my second.
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May 14th, 2010, 05:51 PM
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#1 was 6 hours
#2 was 2 hourd
#3 was 4 hours

can't wait to see how many this one will be LOL
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May 15th, 2010, 12:18 AM
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How long did you labor:
With your 1st child? Like 15ish hours, labor started on its own

2nd child? 6ish hours, induced

3rd child? 6ish hours, induced
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May 15th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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I didn't have a "normal" labor in that I had no pain for a very long time although I was technically in labor since my water broke.

Water broke at 6 am. And Alisha was born at 5:23 the next morning after much pitocin. I pushed for almost 1.5 hours.
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May 18th, 2010, 12:01 AM
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1st: 12 hrs of early labor, followed by 29 hrs hard active labor. Approximately 20 minutes of pushing. There were several reasons my labor was that long.
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