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post #141 of 269
I labored for 32 1/2 hrs and pushed for only like, 5 minutes! 3 good pushes and she was out!
post #142 of 269
3-4 hours with first(can quite remember but def 3)
20 mins with second
post #143 of 269
hmm well my body was pushing for about 30 minutes before midwife arrived, but i wasn't pushing with it. When she got here it about about 2 pushes and he was out, 1 contraction.
post #144 of 269
I did three pushes with my dd. However, I was bearing down a little before that with a few contractions. It probably took about 12 minutes.
post #145 of 269
Only a couple of pushes. It was a hospital birth, in Jamaica, in an overcrowded maternity ward with only one midwife for a 12 hour shift. You better not even think about calling her until you felt the head coming!
post #146 of 269
ds1: 35 minutes
ds2: 14 minutes
ds3: came flying out with 1 contraction and 2 pushes!

All 3 were unmedicated hospital births.
post #147 of 269
30-40 minutes pushing. was in labor for about 8 hours before that. it was a homebirth, no interventions.
post #148 of 269
Hosp with an epi, delivered baby's head and arm at the same time. pushed for 3+ hours.
post #149 of 269
First birth 3 pushes she was out. Last birth I pushed 20 minutes.
post #150 of 269
DD 1 I pushed for 28 minutes. She was 9 pounds 6 ounces and 19"

DD2 I pushed for 5 minutes. She was 9 pounds 7 ounces and 22"

No tears or anything. Took tons of flax oil during the pregnancy, and a good prenatal. Lots of Emergen-c too.
The 28 minutes I didn't like, but it was bearable.
The five minutes with dd2 was the worst of my life. She was positioned weird, and..Uck. I still cringe when I think of it.
post #151 of 269
Oh, and wanted to add I gave birth on my hands and knees in water, at home assisted by my midwives.
post #152 of 269
#1 4 pushes
#2 3 pushes
#3 2 pushes
post #153 of 269
I pushed my acycinclatic (sp?) ds for 1 hour and 28 minutes. His chin wasn't tucked and his head wasn't coming out with the easiest part first. But I did it!
post #154 of 269
I officially pushed DD (our first) out in 14 minutes, over about 5 contractions. I had a hospital birth with Pitocin but no epidural or other meds. I may have been pushing a little bit in the labor tub beforehand, though. I was feeling a huge urge to push and one of the hardest parts of labor was trying to control that urge during transition.
post #155 of 269
About 20-25 minutes. No epidural.
post #156 of 269
1 hour and about 30 minutes. 21 hours total of labor.

It was a hospital birth with an epidural.

I think part of the reason it took so long was that I started pushing before I really had the urge because I was ready for him to come out. Also he was occiput posterior position.
post #157 of 269
12 minutes - he was 8 lbs 5 oz.
2 pushes with baby #2
maybe 10 minutes with baby #3

Altogether I had just under 24 hours of labour with all three babies combined - but my difficult pregnancies more than made up for the easy births!
post #158 of 269
I pushed for 3 hours because Laynie refused to drop. I had to push her from a -2 station. She weighed 8lbs. 13oz. I had an 18 hour labor.
post #159 of 269
it was less than 15 minutes with DD, and three ctx with DS (there was some meconium, so they suctioned him after his head emerged, so i had to breathe through the middle ctx, and pushed him out on the third). minor skid mark with DD, nada with DS.
post #160 of 269
Originally Posted by starlein26 View Post
i pushed for 2 hours with ds and i just found out that a colleague of dh's got her dd out with 4 pushes...is this possible? tell me your pushing story.
Maybe 4 or 5 pushes, 15 - 20 minutes total? I did have an epidural with my first birth -- after I was fully dilated it was obvious that she wasn't going to be born anytime soon (still very high), and I was exhausted from more than 24 hours of labor and in a great deal of pain from a pinched nerve in my back. I decided an epidural would help me get some rest before the actual delivery, and that worked out well for me. It had mostly worn off by the time my daughter was actually born.

With my second birth, it went even faster. I've been told that my OB caught him pretty awkwardly because he came out so fast!
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