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With your first baby... Wanderlust 1 child; Antarctica 185 posts
26th Jul '13

How long were you in labor? How long did you push? If you have more than one child, did you have a shorter/easier birth with them? My mom is freaking me out with her "facts" and I have nothing better to do than lay in bed and worry at the moment haha.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
26th Jul '13

I was in labor from 12am May 20th until 8:13am May 22nd. However long that is, Im too lazy to count. I pushed for 30 of those minutes. Labored at home, naturally, until like 7am. Pushed at the hospital. Wasnt too bad.

oooh Mama! 1 child; Michigan 231 posts
26th Jul '13

11.5 hours long, including 41 minutes of pushing. I was also 4cm for a few weeks before delivering, too.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7693 posts
26th Jul '13

My labor was 27 hours from the first real contraction till dd was born. I pushed for 3 hours. I was also induced so it could be why it took longer than some others.

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
26th Jul '13

32 hours of labor with my first, 56 minutes of pushing. I was in preterm labor with my 2nd so I don't know what to go by... but my water broke and that was the only way I knew it was time to head to the hospital. 16 minutes later she was born...

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16451 posts
26th Jul '13

My labor was 2.5 hours from beginning to end and I pushed 5 times so maybe 10 min tops. What is she saying that has you so freaked out?

JKBC♡ 2 kids; Windsor, PA, United States 9786 posts
26th Jul '13

My first 4 hrs of labor, 22 minutes of pushing.
Second 1 hr of labor, 8 minutes of pushing.

Wanderlust 1 child; Antarctica 185 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" My labor was 2.5 hours from beginning to end and I pushed 5 times so maybe 10 min tops. What is she saying that has you so freaked out?"


She said with your first baby you can be in labor for days and you usually push for hours :roll:.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
26th Jul '13

My water broke and after like 6 hours of no no contractions they induced. So total hours from water breaking and having her was like 19 hours. Only pushed a few times.



My last labor of my 4th was an Induction and was only like 5 hours.. I pushed maybe 20 mins but I was all natural an scared of pushing cuz that shit hurts

☮Hippie Jesus☮ 2 kids; West Virginia 10560 posts
26th Jul '13

With my first son, I started having contractions around midnight... Was admitted at the hospital at about 7 AM. Labored all day long.. WITH pitocin. He was born at 5:23 PM after about 15 minutes of pushing. So if you are counting labor as when my contractions began coming regularly, about 17 1/2 hours.



With my second, I started having random contractions here and there (about every 10-20 minutes) around noon. It wasn't until 5 PM that they were coming regularly and I was able to time them. He was born at 12:19 AM after about an hour of pushing. So I would say about 7 1/2 hours for the second... Wow, a whole 10 hours less than my first... But my second was SO much harder to push out. lol

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5169 posts
status 26th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Wanderlust [40weeks]:</b>" How long were you in labor? How long did you push? If you have more than one child, did you have a shorter/easier ... [snip!] ... them? My mom is freaking me out with her "facts" and I have nothing better to do than lay in bed and worry at the moment haha."</blockquote>



My waters broke on my due date and I went into labour straight away. 3days on my own, then 1day being induced to help me dilate. Still didn't dilate so had a c-section.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
26th Jul '13

Around 12 hours total. I pushed for like, an hour, hour and a half? Maybe? :oops:



I was induced the second time so I'm not sure how long. But from the time I was 7 cm, to the time I delivered, approx 15 minutes went by.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting Wanderlust [40weeks]:" She said with your first baby you can be in labor for days and you usually push for hours :roll:."


well, its true you can. But thats nothing to freak you out. I was in labor for 2 days or so.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting Wanderlust [40weeks]:" She said with your first baby you can be in labor for days and you usually push for hours :roll:."

Well, it's true..



I was in labor for over 24 hours and pushed for over an hour.

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5169 posts
status 26th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Wanderlust [40weeks]:</b>" She said with your first baby you can be in labor for days and you usually push for hours :roll:."</blockquote>




Not always true. Everyone's different. My friend was in labour for 2hours with her first. From first contraction to holding baby.