I pushed for 1.5 hours with ds. Probably would have been much quicker if I'd not gone to the hospital! My water broke at 7pm, went to the hospital at 11pm, started pushing at 2am, ds born at 3:30am. I know, it went so quick for a first birth...I can't imagine how quick it would have gone if I'd been at home!!!!
umm about 5 mins total, 2 sets of "practice pushes" that had me nearly crowning, so wewaited while the OB took his time to get there, and only 2 more sets of pushes had ds out. I had an epi and they let me labor down in my sleep
About 4.25 hours of a 26+ hour labor full of interventions, it was bad. It was my first and I didn't know what I was doing, I did what the OB and nurses told me. My muscles were so shot that I couldn't even hold my upper body upright for days. I couldn't lift my baby either. It was no accident that I arrived at the hospital 20 minutes prior to delivering baby #2.
dd 1.5 hours
ds 1.5 hours
I thought that it wouldn't take as long with my 2nd but it did. He was 2 pounds bigger with shoulder distocia so I guess that's why. MW said that even when he was out to his belly she was still pulling on him to get him out. He was pretty beefy! It takes as long as it takes.