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Just curious.

How long was your labor? Im expecting my first in about two weeks. I know every pregnancy is different but I was just curious how long some of your labors were.

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Asked by Kaivarii at 6:39 PM on Jan. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 23 1/2 hours with my first and 18 with my second

    Answer by Raeann11 at 6:44 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • both of my labors were so quick. with my first my water broke, but no contractions. they gave me pitocin, and had baby within 2 hours. and with my second they induced by breaking my water, again no contractions. so i was given pitpocin and had baby within an hour. i went natural both times. and it wasnt hard at all. lucky i guess. good luck to you.

    Answer by DRM0329 at 6:46 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • 1st 12 hrs 2nd 13.5 hours 3rd 7 hrs 17 minutes 4th emergency c-section within an hour of arriving

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:50 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • Oh and in case you are wondering 1st- 1 hour of pushing 2nd- out on third contraction once 10cm reached 3rd- out on first contraction after 10 cm reached 4th- well he was breech and had d-cels every contraction so as stated b4 c-section. :)

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:53 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • With both my boys I had 7 1/2 hour labors, that's from the time I recognized that I was in labor until baby was born.

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 7:07 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • Everything has gone smoothly for me so far, aside from the typical pregnancy discomforts so Im hoping the delivery will go as smoothly.

    Answer by Kaivarii at 7:46 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • water broke at 7:14am started pushing around 8pm had my son at 9:04pm so 14hrs no drugs till 6hrs into it was having 3 contractions on top of each other wasnt fun lol got my epi and slept the rest of the time that was nice :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • i am not sure exactly when my labors started, but hard labor... 1st pregnancy, 1 hour, 2nd pregnancy 1hr, third pregnancy...nothing hard about #1 twin, but #2 was 1 hour.
    good luck with your birth!
    (IMO, if you walk through your labor, i think it is easier)

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:32 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • about 7 hours. active labor for me was only a little over an hour. water broke at 230a and i had my son at 344a.
    i didn't have an epi and my labor started spontaneously along w/ my water break spontaneously. i stayed at home as long as i could. i wanted to be able to move around and be in whatever position felt right for me, and the hospital just doesn't give you that freedom.

    Answer by mommytobobby at 9:48 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • only 45 minutes of actual pushing labor. I had contractions less than a minute apart for 4 hours.

    Answer by MattisMommy08 at 11:38 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

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