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Originally Posted by Angelorum View Post

I'll be happy in the 8-12 range too.  My first labor was 18 hours, but the first 5-6 hours of that was super easy, I wasn't even really sure that it was really labor.  The last couple hours of pushing were what wore me out, and did the damage I've been dealing with since.  I guess I'm more hoping for a much shorter pushing phase this time, I'll take the whole dilating phase exactly the way it was last time, as long as I don't have to push for so long!

haha!  Famous last words.  Piddly contractions randomly throughout the day, and a 4 hour active labor followed by 45 minutes of pushing.  I'd say it was just on the edge of being too fast.  Not sure if I could have handled any faster/more intense.  The pushing was way better this time though!