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how long were you in labor?

im afraid ill be in labor for hours and how bad wer your contractions?

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Asked by jmcwilly at 5:51 PM on Nov. 10, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 37 hours but I was induced and my body was not ready for it - my contractions felt like bad period cramps.. then the epidural kicked in :( I sometimes wish I could/ would have done things SO differently..

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:52 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 15 hours, then 12, then 8

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 5:53 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • First baby, 21 hours, and an emergency c-section. Second baby, 24 hours and an emergency c-section. Third baby, 2 hours, and planned c-section, just happened 11 days earlier than scheduled.

    Answer by jaycietaylorgma at 5:54 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • About 26 hours all together. I did have an epidural, so it really wasn't too bad...Uncomfortable, but not unbearable.

    Answer by Anouck at 5:54 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 4 hours it was not to bad just felt like really bad cramps.

    Answer by bhoward87 at 5:54 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 4 hours for #1--no contractions, but did have some back pain, no drugs
    4.5 hours for #2--contractions hurt, but go thru it and no drugs

    Answer by layh41407 at 5:55 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 13 with the first one, I had back labor which was pretty painful. 4 hours with my second. I was dialated to 5 centimeters for more then two weeks so I think that helped that one go pretty fast. I did both naturally, the contractions got bad, but nothing I couldnt handle.

    Answer by -LovingMamma- at 5:55 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Induced for 28 hours and delivered via emergency C-section for fetal distress-luckily my daughter responded well to resusitation. Had a repeat C-section for my second-


    Answer by Sisteract at 5:55 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • First born about 9 hours. got an epidural about 5 hours in
    second born 6 hours no epidural. it took affect after she was born
    last baby was 5 hours and got my epidural at about 3 hours into labor

    i thought having my middle was child would have been the worst but my contractions came on so strong and so close together with my last that i would have o say my last child was the worst. the truth is yes you may be in a lil pain/ discomfort for a short period. but depending on how your doctor is they will most likely give you your epidural to you so you want be so uncomfortable. good luck it'll be over before you know it and you'll be holding the joy of your life in your arms in the end!!!

    Answer by jbond83 at 6:05 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 12 hours with first 2 hours with second

    Answer by Claudiomom at 6:10 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

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