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post #61 of 269
#1 about 10-15 min but would have been much shorter, the nurses pull one of those, "OK, go ahead, lets see how far you can bring the baby down before we get the DR." after the first set of pushes, 1 contraction, they said"STOP!" we have to get the DR now!" o I had to breath through 2 more contractions before he came and 2 more pushes he was born.

# 2 about the same as one to crown, a few minutes longer to deliver.

#3 crowned with no pushing, just all a sudden there she was, but from there it was a good 45 min til her head came all the way out, yes, i felt the ring of fire for the entire time!!!
post #62 of 269
12 min. at our home waterbirth

she's my first and only


nak
post #63 of 269
3 pushes less than 5 min with #1 but she did have the vacum attached because of supposidly her head was crooked but personally i think the dr was just wanting to do something since i went drug free. :
post #64 of 269
2 hours, whatever position I wanted, DD was sunny-side-up, which made it more difficult.
post #65 of 269
100 percent natural 5 or 6 pushes. 31 hrs of crappy labour though lol I didn't think I could do it by the time the pushing came around so I am thankful it wasn't long by that point.
post #66 of 269
4 hours, 15 minutes with baby #1. I didn't feel the urge to push though until after 3 1/2 hours when they started me on a low dose of pitocin. It wasn't long then! I was leaping up to the squat bar at each peak. Delivered her laying down in the "traditional" position though.

#2 will be a c-section if this bugger doesn't turn soon!

-Kelly
post #67 of 269
Hospital, natural, 20 minutes. My first and only.
post #68 of 269
I pushed for about two hours, but only because I pushed when the MWs told me and not when I had the urge. Once I had the urge (which is when I learned how to push right because my body was directing me) It took about half an hour.
post #69 of 269
About an hour... birth center water birth, babe was 9lbs 1oz. It took me a while to find my position and rhythm with pushing, but once I did he was out in a flash and went from crowning to completely out in one push.
post #70 of 269
3.5hrs with my 9#2oz dd.
Sqatted for 1hr, stood (leaning over bed) for 1hr, sidelying 1 1/2hrs.

My midwife asked, "How many kegels did you do?"
A couple hundred a day, for the record.
And I did all my Bradley exercises like a model student.
Perineum was completely intact. Totally worth it!

I also biked over 50mi/wk thru my due date.
Don't know if this had an affect or not.
post #71 of 269
1st and only (so far) 1hr, 10min. Hospital birth no drugs.
post #72 of 269
about 50 minutes
post #73 of 269
Drug free childbirth in hospital w/midwife. Pushed for a little over 2 hours. DS was 7 lbs 5 ozs and was born with his hand pressed against his cheek, lots of tearing because of this.
post #74 of 269
#1: drugfree hospital w/OB - asynclitic -- fast labor but 3 hours of pushing! then forceps -- (boo hoo)
#2: (last weekend ) drugfree hospital w/wonderful mw -- posterior presentation -- fast labor -- 20 min of pushing (after "holding back" 30 min until the mw got there! ouch!)
post #75 of 269
#1 - hospital birth with failed epidural, just under 3 hours of pushing

#2 - NCB at birth center, I'm not really sure, as I had no concept of time, but I only pushed becuase she was in distress, and I only pushed 3-4 times.
post #76 of 269
With our daughter I had a perfect homebirth. Hard labor (I mean, the "holy crap this is PAINNNNNN" labor) was only about 5 hours and I pushed for only about 15 minutes....
Tiny straight tear that required no stiches and I felt great afterward....she was 8lbs even and had a 15!!! inch head....oh and her arm was up by her head the whole time too and she came out that way...ouch...
post #77 of 269
#1 hospital, pushing with no urge to push, 1.5 hours. 3rd degree tear. 6lbs4 oz baby

#2 home waterbirth, posterior baby, my body pushed, i had no control, 15 min., 1st degree tear on scar tissue, 6 lbs 12 oz baby

don't push until you can't help it!!!
post #78 of 269
10 minutes 4-6 pushes!
post #79 of 269
For my first vaginal birth I pushed about 45 minutes
post #80 of 269
4 hours and 15 minutes in a tub at home. And we could see a lot of hair after less than 2 hours. She just took her sweet time.
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