Originally Posted by starlein26
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!