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"How long did you push for?"

post #1 of 88
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Why on earth did I open a thread titled that *any* place other than MDC?
post #2 of 88
Sucker for punishment?

I dunno

I pushed for 1.5hrs apparently. Sure didn't feel that long..
post #3 of 88
As I like to say...I farted out my 9+lb baby!
I pushed 11 minutes...and that includeds the time it took the "medically inclined midwife" to suction him(hella lame). However I had just turned 17 and I beleive that makes a big difference.
But I think pushing never feels as long as it is.
I am a midwifery apprentice and an hour feels like no time really....most mamas say that too.
Every mama is different, and the differencis beautifully normal!
post #4 of 88
My little DD pushed herself all but two inches out! Then I did the rest, which took about 10 minutes.
post #5 of 88
I pushed for two contractions. She slipped right out!
post #6 of 88
3 Hours

The "medically inclined midwife" said I was at 10, so I could push. I know better now!
post #7 of 88
Maybe 15 minutes or so. It was absolutely amazing.
post #8 of 88
2 hours with first.
8 minutes with second
post #9 of 88
Dd1 was two plus hours... ugh. Never push just because you are at 10. Waiting for my body to be ready and working in tandem was so much better. Dd2 was 14 minutes of pushing. Dd3 was similar but I didn't keep close track, maybe 10 or 15 minutes? Would have been much less the third time but she was OP.
post #10 of 88
1 hour...I can't believe it was that long. I'd have sworn it was only about 10 minutes. ???
post #11 of 88
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I you guys!
post #12 of 88
ds1...30 minutes maybe, it felt like 5, but people tell me diferently
ds2...1 contraction, 3 pushes...1 minute or less
post #13 of 88
Shoot, I pushed such a short time with Jubilee that the midwife had to come running into the room LOL!

Seriously, I got in the tub, made it to hands and knees and was thinking I'd lean back and relax for a minute, but BAM! My body had other ideas. My water broke, I pushed maybe... twice? It felt like she was a runaway train and I was just hanging on for the ride. LOL!
post #14 of 88
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Originally Posted by roseq
3 Hours

The "medically inclined midwife" said I was at 10, so I could push. I know better now!
It's funny you say this because with my first, I couldn't understand why there seemed to be such an urgency for me to push at 10 cm. I didn't feel like pushing, and I remember being very upset at the nurses for forcing me to start pushing: (and it took 2 hours!) With my son, I felt what it was like to NEED to push, and it was over in 8 mins. Go figure.
post #15 of 88
Yup, like watching a car wreck right?

I pushed for 18 minutes with my first. With my next two I couldn't see a clock but it was really fast. #2 I didn't even really push, just hung on for dear life as he catapulted out in one ctx. #3 had a nuchal hand of some sort, took two pushing contractions and she was out.

They were 6lb 2oz, 7lb 7oz and 7lb 6oz... IMO size matters less than baby's presentation and my position while pushing.
post #16 of 88
Dudettes, call me crazy, but I LOVE PUSHING! I get to that stage and I'm like "WHOOOHOOO here comes my little bundle of love!" Baby #1 I had an epidural (bleaugh) and was pushing w/feet in stirrups (bleaugh) and an open incision in my side (bleaugh) and I pushed for 45 mins. Baby #2 at home, standing up, two pushes and he flew out. Baby #3 at home, standing up, two pushes and she flew out. Pushing has to be my favorite part of labor.
post #17 of 88
dc#1- Less than 30 minutes...maybe 6 contractions???
dc#2- about 10 minutes...maybe 4 contractions???
dc#3-less than 10 minutes...about 2-3 contractions???

I agree with MotheringHeart...I LOVED pushing...felt all empowering and stuff and was a different, more understandable kind of sensation. Which is not to say I was ever "in control", but it felt really productive because I could always feel the baby decending and emerging into the world... VERY Cool s
post #18 of 88
10-15 minutes with all 4 babies.

Keri
post #19 of 88
50 minutes, according to my mom and dh. I never really consciously pushed, though. It was all my body's reflexes. I wonder if it would have been shorter if I'd been less exhausted.
post #20 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by roseq
3 Hours

The "medically inclined midwife" said I was at 10, so I could push. I know better now!
I had the opposite problem. I was "stuck" at 8 (wouldn't have been if they let me get up and walk!) and wanted to push really bad. For like 2 hours. Then I started pushing anyways and it still took an hour (btw, I was 10 when pushing), probably because "women MUST push on their backs!" I just wanted the kid out so I didn't fight like I should have.
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