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View Poll Results: How long did you push for your VBAC?
0-30 mins 30 29.70%
30 mins-1 hour 29 28.71%
1.5 hours 5 4.95%
2 hours 10 9.90%
2.5 6 5.94%
3 6 5.94%
3.5 2 1.98%
4 4 3.96%
4.5 1 0.99%
5 1 0.99%
5.5 0 0%
6 5 4.95%
6+ (please specify in comments) 2 1.98%
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#31 of 49 Old 11-16-2008, 11:28 PM
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)
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52 minutes (someone timed it I guess!) - successful VBAC.
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42 minutes tops. Totally successful HBAC. All the best to you!
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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

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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.

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Just over an hour per baby.

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I pushed 5 hours with DS...c/s.

I pushed about 45 minutes with DD...VBAC.

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I pushed with purpose for about 30 minutes, however I was pushing at home for a while before I got to the hospital etc. so probably about an hour and 15 minutes, if I would have been at the hospital the whole time I probably would have pushed for a lot shorter time, since I was pushing just to cope vs. pushing to get a baby out!

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About 30 mins with my VBAC.
I pushed for 4 hours with my dd who I had a c-section for. I pushed and she never got below zero station.
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I never went into labor with my c/s. With my HBAC I pushed for an hour max. It was directed pushing or anything like that. I can't answer your question about OBs as I've never had one for a vaginal birth.
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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
You pushed for 13 hours?? Oh my gosh. That's alot! How long do you think you would have pushed if you were at the hospital instead of at home?

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I just had an amazing HBA2C in October. I pushed for 4 minutes, after 26 hours of labor. Did I mention it was amazing? :

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no vbac or c/s here, but I pushed for about 15 minutes with each of my kids.

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I pushed anywhere from 5-10 minutes, I don't know exactly. I know it was about 4-5 pushes w/ 1-2 mins in between pushes....so that's my best estimate. It was fast. She popped right out!
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#49 of 49 Old 12-18-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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I pushed for 3 hours and had a successful VBAC at home.
Baby had double compound presentation (both fists up by her cheeks), my dh likes to say she was clawing her way out. Surprisingly she was born over an intact perineum.
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