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How long was your labor?

With my first it was 16 hours.
With my second it was 8 hours, but only 3 hours of hard labor.

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Asked by Cafe Jenn at 9:39 AM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well I went into the hospital at 11pm, but absolutely NOTHING happened, so they had to break my water at 9am, and out he came at 3:16pm, so I don't really count it til 9, so 6 hours


    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:42 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • My first was 23 1/2 hrs and my second was 18 hrs.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 9:43 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • 5 hours, but I expect it really was a day or two of early painless labor before that. I birthed at home, had no vaginal exams and my water broke when it was ready.

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:44 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • 15 hours, then they had to do an emergency csection

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:44 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • It's been a while.. with #1, it was about 19 hours, w/ 1 hour of pushing. With #2, it was17 hours, w/ 20 min of pushing. I had to be induced both times.

    Answer by hisemma at 9:45 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Son was over 30 hours of labor, daughter was just a couple

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:46 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • 4 hours with my first. That wasn't too bad. I hope it's the same with this one!

    Answer by Alizzie_Mom at 9:51 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • from when the contractions were 2min apart to the baby being born mine were-they broke my water each time
    8 hours for my 11yrold I was crowning (but not dilating) for 2 weeks before she was born * painful* 5 hours pushing
    9 hours for my 7 yr old 7 hours of pushing ( lots of false labor)
    6hours of labor before I was given a emergency section with my 3yr old (3 hours of pushing)
    with my 8 month old I started going into labor the same day as his planned c section so I had about two hours of labor & no pushing.

    Answer by maiahlynn at 9:52 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I wasn't in "active" labor for 30 hours. My contractions started at 8:30am and even though they were a half hour apart, they were regular. They became 8 minutes a part at midnight, then 3-5 minutes apart by 1:30am and my son was born at 1:37PM. He really did take his time

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:52 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • My first was 26 hours and this one well you'll have to wait a few weeks before I know that.

    Answer by tanya_marieh at 9:56 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

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