Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How long was labor for your first baby?

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
  • 126 Replies

For my first baby, I was in labor for 43 hours . . . I gave birth at home in a rented birthing tub. Despite it being so long, the labor itself wasn't that bad.

I think it went so slowly because he was posterior . . .

How long was your labor for your first baby? 

(My second labor barely lasted six hours, also a homebirth.)

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:01 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
kman88
by Gold Member on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:03 PM

25 hours. My DD was also posterior. I pushed for an hour and a half, it was miserable. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:04 PM
I was induced. They started the pitocin around 9am but nothing really happened until they broke my water around 12:30pm. He was born at 8:33pm after 3 horrific hours of pushing.
Raeann11
by Emerald Member on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:05 PM

23.5 hours.

aidensmomma12
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:05 PM
11 hours with the first. Second was 10 hours. Third was 3 hours.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Days. Like 3 days. Never again!
owl0210
by Emerald Member on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:05 PM
36 hours
LoveKay02
by Member on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:06 PM

6 hours.

squeekers
Report
Anyone want a gardening freebie: http://www.hb-101usa.com/ask-for-a-sample/
Today at 12:34 AM
by Squeekers on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:06 PM
They broke my water at 8 am. 10 cm at noon. DD born at 2:35 pm. So about 6 1/2 hours of labor. Mother birthed my brother in 19 minutes & me in 17 minutes from the time the pitocin hit to live birth.
Traci_Momof2
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:06 PM

About 12 hours.

Zaichik90
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:06 PM
Wow!! I will never complain about my 26 hours again :-) lol
First was 26 hours, second was about 6 hours, third was about 11 hours (they had to keep turning her because she was sunny side up).
I always wanted a homebirth but I'm considered "high risk" because I have a congenital heart defect. 😔
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN