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How long were you in labor?

I was only in labor for about four hours... My son was born two and a half hours after I got to the hospital... Lately I've been hearing about 30 hour labors, and to be quite honest it's not something I really want to think about... So I was wondering how your labor went, and if it was the same for the second child (well not the same, but ya know)....

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Asked by momma_marian at 4:15 PM on Nov. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • 14 hours
    8 hours.

    Do you want to plan a homebirth? Sounds like a wonderful choice for your situation!

    Answer by doulala at 4:18 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • i've heard 2nd children are a bit easier that the first.I only have one and she was 18 hours.I think they take as long as they are going to take,you don't really have any control over it,unless you go for caesarian!

    Answer by daisycat78 at 4:20 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • 18 hours in labor
    1 hour and a half pushing
    I needed help at the end because I was so drug up I couldnt feel a thing

    Answer by i_am_ur_kittie at 4:24 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • 5 hours, first child.

    I suspect though that I was in early labor for one or two days prior and didn't really pay attention.

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:26 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • i just have one child, and my active labor was about 8 hours. :)

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 4:27 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • 5 hours

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 4:27 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • 56 hours, natural birth

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • 30 hours, no meds, ended in cesarean :'(

    Answer by Blueliner at 4:39 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • Anon, were you awake for 56+ hours straight? I thought 30 was exhausting!

    Answer by Blueliner at 4:40 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

  • Well my first was a c-section, I only had early labor. She was breach. My twins were early 8 weeks. I had no first stage labor, 4 hours of hard active labor.

    Answer by teamquinn at 4:49 PM on Nov. 16, 2009

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