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post #61 of 83
#1-17 hours
#2- 8 hours
#3- 5 hours ( actually went into labour on Dec 24th, 4 cms dilated, labour stopped and he was born on January 6th, so was labour 12days and 5 hours LOL)
#4- 2 hours

All natural

No pain relief
post #62 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth? 29 hours(that probably sounds a bit bad, but much of the time the contractions were pretty puny)

Was your labour natural or induced? My labor was artificially started with membrane sweeping, and later had to be re-jumpstarted with caulophyllum and cimicifuga, but no pit or anything

Did you use any pain medication? Nope, they don't really offer those at homebirths!
post #63 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?

From the first contraction that was REALLY painful (ie. couldn't sleep through anymore), it was 54 hours. I'd been in beginning labour for 4 to 4.5 hours prior to that, but they were more "annoying" than "painful".


Was your labour natural or induced?

Very, very induced. My body did almost nothing on it's own. I had 2 doses of Cervadil, a Foley catheter, AROM, and oxytocin. Not to mention that I was walking, doing "Birthing From Within" exercises on the birthing ball, etc. the whole time!


Did you use any pain medication?

I used nitrous oxide when I was started on oxytocin. After 7 hours of that (49 hours of labour), I got an epidural for exhaustion, not really for pain. I was just too tired to go on, and my body was unable to relax anymore, so I wasn't dilating.
post #64 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth? 12 hours

Was your labour natural or induced? natural

Did you use any pain medication? no
post #65 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?

#1 55 hours (56 hours from starting pitocin to birth, but my first contraction wasn't for an hour after starting the pit.)

#2 10 minutes from first contraction to holding DS, 15 minutes from water breaking to holding DS.

Was your labour natural or induced?

#1 induced with pitocin due to prom and running a fever.

#2 induced by manually breaking my water when I was already 4cm due to severe unexplained bleeding.

Did you use any pain medication?
#1 yes, after 48 hours I got an epidural, the first one worked on only one side, the second one worked for only 30 minutes then about 4 hours of me complaining about it hurting again and no one believing me the nurse found out the cathetar had fallen out, I refused to get another one inserted.

#2 no, well that's not true, while she was sewing me up (I needed close to 60 stitches...you are not supposed to push out a baby in under 10 seconds I guess) I freaked out, so I had local anesthesia shots down there every few minutes during that part.
post #66 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?
Dd1 - 20 hours
Dd2 - 9 1/2 hours
Dd3 - 14 hours (but she was OP)

Was your labour natural or induced?
Natural all three times

Did you use any pain medication?
Nope
post #67 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?
1st - 18 hours
2nd - 4 days

Was your labour natural or induced?
1st - natural
2nd - contractions started on Wed evening, had non stop cramp contractions until Sunday. Friday I was 3cm and Sunday I was 5 cm so they broke my water. Wandered around to 8cm with just little cramps. Then it hit me hard and baby was here within an hour

Did you use any pain medication?
1st - 18 hours of non stop back labor and all I got was nubane
2nd - by the time it hurt it was too late
post #68 of 83
#1: 69 hours, started out natural but augmented with pitocin after 61 hours, no pain meds

#2: 36 hours, natural, no pain meds

#3: 23 hours, natural, no pain meds
post #69 of 83
How long were your labours from the first contraction to the baby's birth?
13 hours total - Active labor 3 hours - then pushed for 2

Was your labour natural or induced? Natural

Did you use any pain medication? no
post #70 of 83
#1 14 hours, natural labor, ended in c-section baby was breech

#2 6 hours, labored for 3 + hours before getting epi, VBAC

#3 2 hours 22 minutes, no meds, natural labor, VBAC

#4 5 1/2 hours, no meds, natural labor, VBAC

#5 3 1/2 hours, no meds, natural labor, VBAC
post #71 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?
--32 hours, 19 of those at 7cm

Was your labour natural or induced?
--natural, sPROM at 42weeks 3 days contractions began ~12 hours later

Did you use any pain medication?
--a spinal 4 hrs prior to the c/s with a second spinal right before surgery (dd was large, posterior, and asynclitic...she was presenting with her ear)

My VBAC hopes are for a shorter, easier labor that ends in a vaginal delivery. I am again planning an unmedicated birth, but now realize how important it is to rest during labor so I think I may be more open to requesting medication in certain situations than I was two years ago (32 hours of back labor and non-stop-vomiting does not lend itself to cat naps!)
post #72 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth? Just under 6 hours

Was your labour natural or induced? Natural

Did you use any pain medication? Nope, she was born @ home!
post #73 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?

#1 was 23 hours
#2 was 15 hours


Was your labour natural or induced?

Both natural and both started at 2am


Did you use any pain medication?
#1 Stadol and epidural (still bitter about it)
#2 nothing. Got to hospital 7 minutes before dd was born
post #74 of 83
First - 33 hours, natural, no pain meds

Second - 36 hours, natural with pitocin added later, transfered to hospital and had nubain, epidural, and spinal (and was grateful for it, lol.)
post #75 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?

Ds- Water broke at 4:30am and he was in my arms at 10:05am (pushed for 2 hours)
Dd- Water broke at 3:30pm, she was in my arms at 6:10pm (pushed for 10 minutes)


Was your labour natural or induced?

Natural

Did you use any pain medication?

None
post #76 of 83
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?
1 - 18 hours (pushed 3.5 hours, including trying to turn a posterior baby whose water had been broken artificially, thus helping 'cement' him in the wrong position)
2 - 11 hours (pushed 2 hours, beginning with the first "grunty" pushes)

Was your labour natural or induced?
1 - my membranes may have been stripped; we'll never know
2 - natural

Did you use any pain medication?
no (both)
post #77 of 83
I was in labor for 48 hours from the time I woke up having contractions (about 2 AM on a Wednesday) to the time ds was born (1:51 AM on Friday).

My labor was not induced and I was 38 weeks.

I was on my own for the first 40 hours but when I transported to the hospital I had a shot of Nubain and an epidural. :
post #78 of 83
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Originally Posted by stacey2061 View Post
From the first contraction to the baby's birth?

Was your labour natural or induced?
My first was 6-1/2 hours from first contraction to birth. My water broke half an hour before my first contraction and I had a "trickle" of amniotic fluid for 36 hours prior to that with no contractions. It was a natural homebirth and my son was 37 weeks, 2 days when he was born, 6 lbs 11 oz. Pushing was two hours, but in retrospect, I had no urge to push at all during that time. I should have just rested and pushed when my body gave me a sign!
post #79 of 83
#1 23 hrs from first contraction to birth
#2 5 hrs from waters breaking (4 1/2hrs from 1st contraction) to birth
#3 8 hrs from 1st contraction to birth

all at home, no pain relief
post #80 of 83
DD1: 12 hours from first contraction
DD2: 3 hours from water breaking, about 49 minutes from first contraction

Both natural, nonmedicated hospital births with a CNM.
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