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post #81 of 269
it was a natural (no drugs) hospital birth, about 20 minutes of pushing with ds, it was amazing! hes my only babe for now!
post #82 of 269
I had a home water birth with Jett. It went perfectly. When talking about the birth one day, I said something about pushing for 2 hours. DH corrected me and said, "No Doll, you were pushing for four hours." I had a twelve hour labor and pushed for four hours.

We later figured it out that the long pushing stage was due to Jett's craniosynostosis, which caused his skull to not be able to "fold up" properly. Basically, he had locked joints in his head, making him be born with a full skull size, instead of overlapping and forming to the birth canal. Also, this wonky skull caused him to be facing my left thigh as he was born.

It was definitely a case of laborland for me, too. It didn't seem bad at all, at the time!
post #83 of 269
W/ ds #1 I pushed for 1.5 hrs before the c/s. He was asynclitic and we don't think he would've come out, the DR even tried forceps.

W/ ds#2 I gave one big push and the DR pulled w/ forceps (my placenta abrupted and he needed out ASAP) and that was it. Had it not been for the 3rd degree tear, it wouldn't have been bad at all.
post #84 of 269
About 10 minutes. I got vacuumed - they were threatening c-section due to low heart rate.
post #85 of 269
DD1- Hospital, epidural, lithotomy: 13 minutes (6 lbs baby)

DD2- Birth center, all natural, lithotomy (it felt right): ~30 mins (8,11 lb baby)
post #86 of 269
3 pushes, about 10 minutes.
post #87 of 269
1st babe took 1.5 hrs to push out (7#3) in lithotomy, 2nd took 30 mins (6#8) in a sit/squat kind of a position.

My SIL got #1 out in 2 pushes (8#9 baby) She's someone who says she canNOT control the urge to push at all - got it that time at only 8cm. Dr stretched her cervix manually to get her to 10 and whammo! out came baby. Her #2 took 1/2 hr though, posterior, and 9#11.
post #88 of 269
pushed 45 minutes, did not count them.
No drugs, no tearing, no hem. Whoo!
post #89 of 269
totally natural hospital birth, 9# baby (head 14.5), pushing only when I wanted to, no tears or hemmoroids: 45 min. And it seemed like forever!
post #90 of 269
First 2 hours 10.5 oz boy
Second 3 pushes 9.10 girl
post #91 of 269
DS#1: Hospital birth, flat on back, totally numb from epi: 40 minutes
DS#2: Hospital birth, natural, 7 minutes (huge head, 10-1/2 lb baby)
post #92 of 269
1st baby: epidural, 1 hr pushing then forceps due to low heart rate. Huge epis and cevical tear : . Ouch!

2nd baby: epidural , 2 ctx worth of pushes (may 7 or 8 minutes?). 2nd degree epis because my OB was in a hurry and wanted to go do a c/s that was waiting.

3rd baby: c/s -transverse lie

4th baby: who knows?
post #93 of 269
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Originally Posted by pfamilygal
1st baby: epidural, 1 hr pushing then forceps due to low heart rate. Huge epis and cevical tear : . Ouch!
cervical tear???? how did that happen? owies...
post #94 of 269
DS #1 = pushed 4 hrs - natural labor = > csection was the end result --9lbs 6 oz

DS#2= Attempted vbac- pushed 1.5 hrs natural => csection -- 11lbs 13 oz
post #95 of 269
one baby-100% natural at home, 7 minutes, 4-5 pushes, no tearing at all!
post #96 of 269
NAK


DD1- pushed for less than 5 minutes. About 4 pushes. No epidural. 7 lbs 4 1/2 oz
DD2- ONE PUSH. No epidural. 8 lbs 13 oz
DD3- less than 2 minutes. About 3 pushes. No epidural. 9 lbs 1.8 oz

Tears with all 3 births.
post #97 of 269
Hospital Birth - 2 Epidurals (1st one wasn't inserted properly), 50 minutes of coughing

Apparently I wasn't "pushing" correctly, but I did have a cold and when I coughed baby came down...so I coughed out my DD!!!
post #98 of 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kat's Mommy
Hospital Birth - 2 Epidurals (1st one wasn't inserted properly), 50 minutes of coughing

Apparently I wasn't "pushing" correctly, but I did have a cold and when I coughed baby came down...so I coughed out my DD!!!
OMG! That's a great one to write in dd's baby book and a great story to tell her when she asks about being born. <cough>
post #99 of 269
#1 - 3 hours, 15 minutes. Asynclitic, nuchal arm (fist by cheek) after 52 hours of labor. Drug-free birth center birth, no tears.

#2 - 40 minutes of all out pushing (after 2 hours of bearing down with contractions...had a cervical lip that the midwives were pushing on every time I pushed). Home-born sunny-side-up after 13 hours of OP labor, no tears.

I'm hoping chiropractic and acupunture care with help my baby avoid an awkward position next time.
post #100 of 269
3 1/2 hours for #1. He had a BIG head, and I pushed on a birthing stool, though most of the time I was sort of standing up over it, then sitting down in between contractions to rest.

For #2, the whole labor was only 1 hour 40 minutes, 15-20 minutes pushing I think, maybe less. And his head was even bigger.

- krista
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