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post #81 of 84
1st baby was a C/S.
2nd baby, VBAC, an average length labor but a long 11 hour transition and pushed for ten minutes. Once that cervix got the heck out of the way, she was otta there!
post #82 of 84
Labored for over 30 hours, but only pushed for 20 minutes. Actually, that's not exactly true. I tried pushing a few times lying on the bed (I gave birth naturally in a hospital-based birth center). My doula said my pushes weren't effective, so she got me on the birth stool, but I hated it and refused to push there. Then she set me up on my knees, leaning over a birth ball. Voila! Only 20 minutes of pushing from that point. I don't know why we fooled around with the other positions ... I told her during my pre-natals that I felt hands and knees was for me, and I was right .

FWIW, she told me my hips were HUGE, and I think she was right, since I didn't feel a thing -- except those blasted contractions -- until dd was crowning. I'm sure the "huge" hips were a help when it came to getting dd out.
post #83 of 84
I think from the time I started pushing (I was naive and just thought I was having the worst poop of my life), 30 minutes. But I didn't even know I was in labor until after 10 minutes of "pooping."

I feel for you girls with long push times. Some of your pushing was longer than my entire labor from the first conx (which I thought was from the cervadil..). (4 hours total... went from 2 cm to delivery in 1 hour!)
post #84 of 84
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Originally Posted by erynn42 View Post
I think from the time I started pushing (I was naive and just thought I was having the worst poop of my life), 30 minutes. But I didn't even know I was in labor until after 10 minutes of "pooping."
The pooping thing... Honestly a couple of my babies were almost born into the toilet and a couple have been pushed out with some poo. It makes me feel both guilty and sick to my stomach. The poor dears really needed that first bath.
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