I got the Epidural and pushed only three times. Got me quite a tear, though.
With my son I pushed for 15 minutes, 3-4 pushes. And he was a bigger baby, no tearing or cutting thankfully!
35 mins with my first and 10 mins with my second.
Maybe 10-15 minutes with my first and 5 minutes (if that) with my second.
7 hours that ended in a forcepts delivery. I'm hoping #2 will be much faster... :/
Quoting homes cool:" First I had an epidural and labored in a hospital bed. Second I labored at home and had no drugs. Got ... [snip!] ... up with a very severe tear, and 163 stitches with my first. I was determined to not let that happen again & it didn't!"
Whoa, you are AMAZING! Props on what you endured for #1 and your huge change with #2! I am hoping to go natural w/ my next and avoid being cut again. Any suggestions?
OP, I pushed for 45min with an epidural and unfortunately still had an episiotomy.
Quoting Samantha Lembo:" Whoa, you are AMAZING! Props on what you endured for #1 and your huge change with #2! I am hoping to ... [snip!] ... and avoid being cut again. Any suggestions? OP, I pushed for 45min with an epidural and unfortunately still had an episiotomy."
It was all about being able to move around when I needed to, and feeling comfortable during labor (for me was being in my own home.) I tried the shower, rocked on all fours, held onto the couch...whatever worked in the moment.
Quoting TrixieGirl:" I pushed for 3 hours on every contraction with my first and then, after three hours and a vacume assist ... [snip!] ... HR and having a bowel movment and I had to be taken for emergency c section...I wish you the best on your next delivery"
UGH, memories. My first was sunny side up and also had bowel movements. I had him vaginally but he was taken right away by the NICU team. Thankfully he hadn't aspirated it.
48 minutes with my first. One contraction with my second...so probably like one or two minutes, if that. I was already dilated and ready to push when we got to the hospital. 16 minutes from start to finish - checking in until holding her.. It was intense.
1st: 20 minutes
2nd: 2 hours but he was stuck in the posterior position and they ended up having to use the vacuum to get him out.
3rd: 20-30 minutes
1st- pushed for an hour and a half
2nd- pushed twice that's it.
3rd- less then five minutes