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How Long Were You in Labor?

With my first, it was about 2 days. My second born was about 6 hours, and this one, well, we'll see, lol. How long were you in labor? What are some things you did to deal with the pain?


Asked by Katrina3016 at 8:44 PM on Sep. 20, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • 16 hours for the first... 4 hours for the second.

    Answer by Precious333 at 8:50 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • 22 hours with my first. I really didn't do anything for the pain until i was in labor for 18 hours or so and then i got an epidural. With my second i was in labor for 11 hours and i took a warm bath it really helped with the pain until i was ready to go to the hospital, then i got an epidural about 3 hours before i delivered.

    Answer by jnsdrf at 8:57 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • 1st daughter - 2 days ending up with a c-section
    2nd daughter - 12 hours ending up with a c-section
    3rd daughter - planned c-section, no labor

    Answer by etown2reds at 9:00 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • 12 hours

    Answer by mrsjonzy at 9:00 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • I was in labor for 72 hours. I took a lot of hot showers and my husband did relaxation techniques with me that helped a lot. I also walked and moved around, when the pain was at it's most intense I laid on my side and just stared into my husband's eyes.

    After about 60 hours I finally had to have an epidural and it's a good thing I did because 12 hours later (after 4 hours of pushing) I ended up with an emergency c section.

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:02 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • my 1st i started at 8:00am was 6cm when it was 9:00am.. They stopped my labor..soooo an hour lol. I had to have a c section bc my daughter decided to come out butt 1st. they would have let me sit in labor if i wasnt progressing so fast.. My son i didnt even go into labor. i think his butt wanted to be late but i also had to have a c section with him so there was no telling..

    Answer by chrstny88 at 9:04 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • 36 hours. I went into one of those spa baths, which helped a little. I got an epidural at 33 hours. I only pushed for 10 minutes!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • 35 1/2 hours.. got an epi at 33 and pushed for about 5 min!

    Answer by kristal2146 at 9:17 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • 12 hrs for the Luke(he was induced) ...and 45 mintues for Alana..went into labor at my house went to the hospital....put the gown on got onto the table water broke and three pushes later there she was lol

    Answer by MommyOf2kids67 at 9:32 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • #1 - 12 hours.

    #2 - 5 hours.  Had an epidural with that one.


    Answer by beeky at 9:55 PM on Sep. 20, 2009