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post #41 of 61
10 days "past due" 8 lbs even and 34 hours of labor.

I think he wasn't ready. The OB office I was going to really wanted me to induce. I was adament against it and had one OB on my side. But he told me even he would push for induction in a few more days, so I better go for walks eat spicy food, have sex etc... We did all that and nipple stimualtion (OB recomended against nipple stim saying sometimes labor can come too fast and you can't slow it down, but we didn't care)and my labor started. But I think if I hadn't "pushed it" with the natural inducers he would have come on his own a few days later with a shorter labor.
post #42 of 61
ds #1 born at 41 weeks. 88 hrs of prodromal labor (contractions every 4 minutes, strong enough where I couldnt walk/talk through them, no cervical change) 8 hours of active labor.

dd #2 born at 40 weeks 3 days 4 hours early labor 6 hours active labor

ds # born at 42 weeks 3 days 12 hours of early labor 7 hours of active labor. And it was my hardest and most painful labor and delivery. I started out at 4cm dilated. walked around like that for 2 weeks before I had him. i thought it would be quick once labor kicked in. nope. ds was posterior and nothing brought me relief.
post #43 of 61
my 2nd baby was 41wd2 and labor was short- 6 hours.
but considering her big brother had been 9 hours (2 pushing), and second labors don't push as long, that was expected. I don't pin it to her age
post #44 of 61
Ds was 42wks 4 days late- 9 hrs active labor plus 1 hour pushing. I basically went straight into active labor (I'd been at 4cm for about a week). I thought my labor went really well I was just so happy to finally BE in labor

I suppose the original poster of this thread has had her baby by now. Hope all is well!
post #45 of 61
Hiya!

Our daughter was born at 42 weeks on the nose (and my dates were correct because we had an ultrasound at 38 weeks to be sure she wasn't presenting breech)

My labor was fast, for a first labor too... I had been having contractions on and off for the last couple of weeks but nothing major..

My labor was only about 5 hours of hard labor (what I consider *hard* -- not being able to talk through contractions, having to stop everything during a contraction)...and only pushed for 20 minutes.

She was born at home with the assistance of a fantastic midwife.
post #46 of 61
i started following this thread the day after my due date and finally i can post my experience. i went to 41 weeks 3 days. I was 3 cm, 70% at 40 weeks... and the whole labor from 1 st contraction to baby-in-arms was 3 hrs !! My 1st was over 20 hrs.

Baby was 7 lbs 11 oz... about the same size as my first... I definitely felt he wasn't "ready" before 41 weeks.
post #47 of 61
My babies were born successively closer to my EDD and my labors got successively shorter.
1st = 43 weeks, 9 hours
2nd = 41 1/2 weeks, 4 hours
3rd = 40 weeks (to the day), 2 hours

Although, the only time I was charting was the third time, so I don't know for sure how accurate the dates were the first two times.

The shorter the labor the more fast and furious the contractions came, so each labor felt pretty evenly painful.
post #48 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by sciencemama
i started following this thread the day after my due date and finally i can post my experience. i went to 41 weeks 3 days. I was 3 cm, 70% at 40 weeks... and the whole labor from 1 st contraction to baby-in-arms was 3 hrs !! My 1st was over 20 hrs.

Baby was 7 lbs 11 oz... about the same size as my first... I definitely felt he wasn't "ready" before 41 weeks.
Congrats on your new bundle of joy!
post #49 of 61
10 days late and 18 hours of normally painful labor, as far as I can tell. Little bugger had a hand up, so my urge to push was messed up.
post #50 of 61
7 days past due. One hours and a half labor, pushed twice and voila: baby
the pain was very very intense
post #51 of 61
Youngest was born at 41 weeks 5 days. I had two weeks of prodromal labor capped off with roughly 41 hours of active labor, and it would have probably been much longer (the active labor) had I not gone to the hospital and all but begged for Pitocin. Of course, she was a completely posterior munchkin, which I do not doubt for a second was the reason for my hard time.
post #52 of 61
I went 42 weeks and a little with my second. 4 hour labor, 15 minutes of pushing. Definately what I would call an easy birth.
post #53 of 61
I was 41w2d, had a 2 hour labor, and it was just about my most painful out of 3. #1's pain was pretty bad, #2 was easy, #3 was back labor & a distressed baby. I had no contractions leading up to actual labor. It was like one moment everytihng was fine and the next, bam, I'm in labor, and it never quit.
post #54 of 61
41w5days with dd- 6 hours of labor- very easy.... as far as easy labor goes! lol
post #55 of 61
I was induced (basically bullied/threatened into it by the OB, but that's another story...) at 41 weeks 3 days. They hooked me up to the IV at around 11:30 AM and DD arrived just after 4 PM. I had planned on a totally natural birth, but as I had heard that induced labor can be excrutiatingly painful, I requested an epi. However, the labor went so fast (so the OB said), that they missed the epi-window and I had to go through without any meds. It was indeed excrutiating (I also had an episiotomy ). But at least it was over fairly quickly.
post #56 of 61
They had my due date wrong but figure he was 10-14 days over, i had light contraction, from the time my water broke till he was out was 1 hour 5 mins. Very fast and very painful i was told fast labour is painful, it was.
post #57 of 61
I hope this is true, as I sit here five days overdue . First DD was a week early and labor was drug free and 2 hours and 40 minutes. I actually hope this one isn't much faster than that, as although the experience was great overall, it felt very out of control in the midst of it, until I could push.

Sara
post #58 of 61
I personally don't consider 41 weeks to be "overdue", it's definately within the range of typical and normal. I went 4 weeks past the Drs "due date" and had a fairly long labor (18 hours) after induction and it was back labor the whole time because she was posterior. So yes it was painful.
post #59 of 61
This is very interesting!
My DS was 11 days overdue and I had 1 hr 45 min of active labor, about 7 hr 15 min total labor. Once I got to 4 cm, it took no time for him to be out.
post #60 of 61
*42 weeks exactly with #1 (was charting so knew conception date) = 6hr easy labor. Baby didn't look post dates.

*42 weeks or so with #2 (conception date was unclear although we have a good idea) = 3 1/2 hour labor, more intense than first labor but still quite easy and baby literally fell out. Baby had all the characteristics of a post-dates baby.
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