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Poll Results: How long did you push for your VBAC?

 
  • 29% (30)
    0-30 mins
  • 28% (29)
    30 mins-1 hour
  • 4% (5)
    1.5 hours
  • 9% (10)
    2 hours
  • 5% (6)
    2.5
  • 5% (6)
    3
  • 1% (2)
    3.5
  • 3% (4)
    4
  • 0% (1)
    4.5
  • 0% (1)
    5
  • 0% (0)
    5.5
  • 4% (5)
    6
  • 1% (2)
    6+ (please specify in comments)
101 Total Votes  
post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
I didn't vote as you're asking for VBACs. No section here but I pushed around 6 hours with dd and around 8 with ds. Either would have been a section had I been in the hospital.

-Angela
wow, you are super lucky you didn't end up with a fistula, I pushed around 6 and got a super huge one and leaked urine for 6 months!
post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by vloky View Post
wow, you are super lucky you didn't end up with a fistula, I pushed around 6 and got a super huge one and leaked urine for 6 months!
No problems at all. I've not read anything that links fistulas to length of time pushing. that's interesting.

-Angela
post #23 of 49
I pushed my VBAC baby out Posterior in 30 minutes. It was the proudest and one of the top best moments of my life.
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
No problems at all. I've not read anything that links fistulas to length of time pushing. that's interesting.

-Angela
well it's the length of time the baby is engaged and has weight/(mainly from head) pushing down on the bladder or wherever the fistula develops. Which is why they are so "common" in 3rd world countries, mainly africa where some women labor for days and then as a result of the fistula they become a social outcast, it's really sad. So yeah, length of time spent pushing definitely plays into it.
post #25 of 49
With my first unsuccessful vbac I pushed for about 2.5 hours, but I had been induced by AROM and DD was asynclictic. I ended up with another cesarean. I completely regret that whole hospital vbac experience. Their limit for pushing was 2 hours for a vbac mother. A whole 3 hours or so for a non-vbac mother.

My second vbac, an hba2c at my midwife's house, my water broke at 11:30 pm, I had about 30 minutes of totally intense contractions, then started pushing in the car and pushed for about 1.5 hours total, partly in the car, partly at my midwife's house in the tub. It was an awesome experience!
post #26 of 49
With my first Vbac I pushed for almost exactly 3 hours. My second Vbac I pushed for 30 minutes.
post #27 of 49
I pushed for about 30 minutes.... What helped was squatting and getting my dd down, then when she was really down I started pushing...
post #28 of 49
45 minutes, I think. It didn't seem long at all compared to all the labour preceding it.

It was a successful VBAC.
post #29 of 49
4.5 hours of pushing for my successful, unmedicated VBAC...68.5 total hours of ctx 5 min apart. Baby was posterior and had the cord around his neck. It was a 3 day yoga marathon!

Experiencing a natural, slow, steady labor was very exciting for me. With my first birth, my baby was in distress when I was only 1.5 cm dilated, so I agreed to a c/s.
post #30 of 49
I had 30 minutes of involuntary pushing and about 15-20 minutes of real pushing. All in all totally short I think
post #31 of 49
Pushed for under 10 mins with DS (VBAC #1), 6 mins with DD2, and 4 mins with DD3. DD1 was a csection at 10 cm for breech. I was pushing uncontrollably for a few mins before they figured out she was breech and should have kept pushing. She was very close to crowning (umm butting?) when they sectioned me.
post #32 of 49
W/ my first VBAC I had a placental abruption and a baby in distress so basically I pushed once and the DR pulled him out w/ forceps. He looked terrible from lack of O2, but recovered quickly thankfully and I dind't have to have another c/s. W/ Ilana I think it was right at 30 mins, maybe not quite. I wasn't pushing well b/c it felt like someone was chopping off my leg and I just kept screaming.
post #33 of 49
Roughly 4 hours.

Never pushed with dd1 (posterior, asynclitic, didn't get past 7cm because of her funky positioning). My VBAC did end in shoulder dystocia however (and I was one of the "lucky" few for whom the Gaskin manuever didn't relieve the dystocia. bleh) so the long pushing phase may have been due to dd2 being just a little "off center" or due to unforeseen muscle damage/adhesions from the c/s (between pushes dd2 was aligned really well, when contracting though dd2 consistantly slid sideways so the force of the contraction wasn't evenly exerted).

My OB was happy to let me take as much time as I wanted as long as everyone "looked good"... she took my BP every 15 minutes while pushing, and checked fetal heart tones with a hand held doppler every 15 minutes as well. Other than that it was my show.
post #34 of 49
Hard to answer! My baby wasn't descending so my midwife had me labor on the squatting bar to try to bring her down. I naturally started to push a bit in that position. Wound up pushing through transition. By the time I was fully dilated and ready to start officially pushing, it was an hour and 40 minutes. But if you could the time I was pushing her through transition, it was over 4 hours.
post #35 of 49
45 minutes with my first. 15 minutes with my second and a few minutes (it came so quickly, we don't know how long exactly) with my VBAC. (C-sec was a breech, no pushing)
post #36 of 49
52 minutes (someone timed it I guess!) - successful VBAC.
post #37 of 49
42 minutes tops. Totally successful HBAC. All the best to you!
post #38 of 49
Planned HBAC. 13 hours of active pushing. From just before 3 am until 4 pm when I decided to head in for a repeat cesarean. Had the c/s 3.5 hours after that. It was still worth it
post #39 of 49

successful HBAC

I pushed for 41 minutes, or so the midwife said. But not 41 straight... that's just the time from the first "urge to push" feeling to when my son was born. The homebirth VBAC was a great success! 10 lb baby and all.
post #40 of 49
Just over an hour per baby.
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