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post #101 of 269
3 hours. Started out in the birth pool, but found it impossible to brace myself in the pool, so I moved to the bed. He got a little stuck under my pelvic bone, but I got him out. :-) 2nd Degree tear.

(Homebirth transfered to hospital, total 56 hours labor. Completely natural with no interventions, though, despite the transfer!)
post #102 of 269
#1: 25 minutes, side lying, homebirth (4.75 hour labor)
#2: 2+ hours, hands and knees, squatting, standing, homebirth (8ish hour labor), baby completely wrapped in cord: 3x neck, 2x left leg
post #103 of 269
I pushed for 7 hours, if you can believe it. I did 4 hours at home and 3 in the hospital. It was a planned homebirth, but after 4 hours we went in for a vacuum delivery. At the hospital they kept telling me I could do it on my own, but 3 hours later I had the vacuum. My mw and I feel pretty sure it was so hard because dd was asynclitic. Dd had no problems at all, but I'm a little freaked about having to do all that pushing again if and when we have dc #2. I appreciate everyone believing I could do it, but if I could do it again I'd have had the vacuum earlier. It was all drug-free, though.
post #104 of 269
showed up at the hospital @ 9.5 cm ready to push in the water...
instead 2 hours on the birthing stool, then 15 minutes in the side-laying position...
birthing center in hospital, midwife, unmedicated, fist on his cheek, 9.9 lb. & almost healed from 3 degree lacerations & internal vaginal tears....

wonderful experience except for the tearing... why so much tearing????
post #105 of 269
1st birth: 7 minutes - 7lbs. 14oz.
2nd birth: less than 1 minute!!! 9lbs. 4oz.
both waterbirths
post #106 of 269
I've only had one...so far.
I pushed 11 minutes/4 CTX (but there was meconium, so that includes the time it took for the midwife to squeeze his nose and mouth).
He was 9lb 1oz.
I was laying on my side.
I had two teeny tears on each side of my urethra(or close b/c I know I tore up) I felt it happen too. It didn't hurt, but I remember I just wanted to push SO bad and the midwife was like "want to feel his head?" and I was like "NO! I just want to push!" and then I did psuh and felt a *PING* (the best way to describe it) and reached down as a reaction to my skin pinging and that's when i felt his sweet BIG head!!!!!
I got the urge to push at 4cm. Pushing was the biggest relief of my life
I am/was 17, so I am/was young and limber! But who knows maybe I'm just fabulous no matter what my age!
post #107 of 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lizzo
IIt didn't hurt, but I remember I just wanted to push SO bad and the midwife was like "want to feel his head?" and I was like "NO! I just want to push!" and then I did psuh and felt a *PING* (the best way to describe it) and reached down as a reaction to my skin pinging and that's when i felt his sweet BIG head!!!!!
LOL my midwives asked me the same thing- after all that "hurry up and get the baby out!" they wanted me to stop and feel the head? no thanks, i'm busy pushing
post #108 of 269
1 hr with #1 in hospital on back
20 minutes #2 at home on hands and knees.

There are many factors involved. Epidural or not, postiton of baby, position of mother etc.
post #109 of 269
My body was pushing for awhile before "I" started to push - I think that my uterus was probably pushing for me for about 20-30 minutes before I started pushing. To my recollection I only pushed for less than 15 minutes before Keagan was born.
-Susannah
post #110 of 269
I've had drug free labors both times:

DC#1--20 minutes
DC#2--8 minutes
post #111 of 269
2 1/2 hours.

It was a hospital birth, I had recieved a spinal (one shot, not an epidural) and it had mostly worn off but they told me to start pushing.

I didn't wait for the 'urge', so it was all my own effort the whole time and I was utterly and completely exausted when it was through.

I spent alot of time pushing on the toilet, and actually delivered her head there....then my Medwife made me WALK over to the bed and lay on my back to deliver the rest of her (that didn't work, I had to get on my hands and knees and finally 5-10 minutes later she was all the way out : ).
Really not a good experience.


With my DS (homebirth) I didn't even know I was fully dialated, I thought I was going to throw up and ended up 'throwing down' (pushing ) instead!
I just let my body do the work and only pushed for 20-ish minutes with him.

I really think I would've had a much better experience with DD if, at the very least, I would've waited for my body to start pushing when it was ready; not when the nurses told me to.
post #112 of 269
I have no idea. I'm pretty sure it was no more than an hour but there wasn't a clock in the room and no one was keeping track (that I'm aware of).
Seems strange to me (especially when everyone else seems to know).

The thing about time is that it's very subjective.
5 minutes of intense pain can feel like an hour.
post #113 of 269
I dont remember how many times I pushed but it was about 20-30 min. ... natural, hospital birth, 6 lb 10 oz. baby! It didnt seem very long, just hope this one goes as smoothly
post #114 of 269
With my first, I pushed for a really long time... like, 5 hours (hospital, epidural) and ended up with a vacuum extraction. With my second, I did not push at all (emergency c-section, no labor).

My mother pushed for 5 minutes with her first (hospital, natural). I (her second) was born after she deliberately panted through 4 contractions with no pushing (she was asked to wait for the doctor to arrive, he'd gone to lunch). She breathed through the four contractions, pushed on the fifth and I came flying out like a watermelon seed, to be caught by one foot by a terrified 3rd year medical student. The way my mother tells the story, the man probably still has nightmares about my birth. Her third birth was one push, her fourth no pushes at all (unassisted hospital birth!) and her fifth was one push.

My sister pushed for 20 minutes with her first (hospital, natural, and she was a kid). Her second birth, my niece's head came out on a contraction (no pushing) but her shoulders got stuck. For the following contraction she was turned and slid right out, so I guess it counts as half a push.

My grandmother didn't push at all with her first, the baby just sort of slid out on a contraction (hospital, natural, baby weighed 9 lbs 11 oz and my grandmother weighed 98 pounds when she was admitted ). As a funny aside, when she went in to give birth to my uncle, she was seen in triage and they started to wheel her back right away. "Oh no," she said, "Those ladies were here before me, shouldn't they go in first?" She had no clue! Her second (my mother) weighed 9 lbs 6 oz; on my mother's birth certificate, there's a box which reads "length of stay in hospital prior to this delivery: 11 minutes." My grandmother was admitted and gave birth just that fast.

I'm a total freak in my family, but this is one way I would loooove to fit in.
post #115 of 269
#1 pushed 20 mn (my husband remembers because he said I "beat" my sister's time of 25 mn). Silly guy.

#2 Yet to be determined (March 06)
post #116 of 269
12 minutes, 4 pusheS~
post #117 of 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Susannah M
My body was pushing for awhile before "I" started to push - I think that my uterus was probably pushing for me for about 20-30 minutes before I started pushing. To my recollection I only pushed for less than 15 minutes before Keagan was born.
-Susannah
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Thats so funny thats what happened with me too! I had a water birth and probably pushed about 45 min maybe an hour. I think i would have delievered him faster however i was having an intense buring sensation and the midwife told me (at an eailer appointment) to let her know when or if this happens and to push a little more slowly. She was also directing his head so it wouldnt hurt as much. i was more concerned about tearing my clitoris...which i didnt tear at all anywhere!!!! And he was 8 lbs 4 oz!!
Great experience all around. My labor from start to finish was 7 hours and 8 min! howver i was ready to stick it out for the long hall!

Emily

: :07-23-05

:2bfbabe: to my latin lova jorge
post #118 of 269
20 minutes, the midwife told me afterwards. It seemed a lot longer than that, maybe because I was really concentrating. it was a natural birth, & my dd was 7 lbs. 8 oz.
post #119 of 269
how ever long it took to have 3 contractions-- first push crowing- 2nd push head 3rd push shoulders/body
post #120 of 269
3+ hours because DD was in a posterior position and "stuck". I ended up having a c-section.
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