I remember in reading about labor and from my childbirth class that transition is supposed to be very fast, and it always was for me. But in the last 2 births I've heard about it hasn't been. In October my SIL had her 1st baby and was planning a homebirth. I don't remember how long everything took, but I got a call in the morning that she was at 8 cm, and I said the baby would be there really soon. She ended up stuck there for hours and hours. She tried walking stairs, they drove her to her grandmother's house so she could try a hot tub. And eventually ended up in the hospital. She did have him without any medical intervention once she was at the hospital. Then my best friend had her 1st baby 2 days ago. She went into the hospital around midnight and found out she was 9 cm dilated. You would think the baby would be born right away at that point, but she ended up with a C-section 12 hours later. Is this common? How often does this happen that someone gets stuck at the end of labor? It sounds so awful, I can hardly even imagine.
Answer by MichaelsMom330 at 12:23 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
Answer by ahsot1230 at 12:12 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
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