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How long was your labor with your first child?

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Asked by Jennyv143 at 6:49 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • 221/2 hrs but i was induced and he got stuck

    Answer by wendy232425 at 6:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • I wok eup at 3:45 in labor and had her at 8:04 so a bit over 4 hours.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • i was in active labor from about 4:00 - 8:04 when my baby girl was born.. I started having contractions the night before and lost my mucus plug at 10:00 am and it just progressed .i had a c- section with my second...

    Answer by emturner at 6:52 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • 24 hrs!!!! That's why there is an 8 year difference in age between my daughters!!!
    The second one was induced so I was only in hard labor for about 4 hours.

    Answer by ashandamymom at 6:53 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • 6 1/2 hrs from start to finish.But I was induced to I have heard all the "fun" gets doubled and packed into a shorter time.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 6:55 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • 8 1/2 hours and my labor was induced...

    Answer by tarapatton at 6:55 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • about 14 hours from start to finish

    Answer by the1youluv2hate at 6:56 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Oddly enough, it was much shorter than with my second. Usually it's the other way around!
    I had my first contraction at about 7:30 p.m. at the mall (Christmas shopping, dontcha know!). Went to the hospital, got there at a little before 9pm, and I had him at 11:40 pm ... the midwife who delivered him said I dilated from 2 to 10 in about 20 minutes, faster than she was used to I can tell you that....they were still describing epidurals and episiotomies when he crowned! lol

    Answer by jespeach at 6:57 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • I was in early labor all night before, but I wasn't in any pain, I just didn't feel well. And then I went to the hospital at 3pm the next day and he was born by 4:15am. I was put on pitocin though so it went quicker. :)

    Answer by teddybear515 at 6:58 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • 15 1/2 long hours. My second was c-sect.

    Answer by elainecat at 7:06 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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