Mama to F(06/11/09) and baby boy C (06/09/11)
Wife to an amazing man , mommy to 3 wild dudes: ds1 (5/23/05 @ 30 weeks), ds2 (3/5/09) , and ds3 (9/26/10) . Part time librarian, full time mommy, occasional chef and maid.
My first labor was 8 hrs (pit induced from nothing), second was long and plodding and slow, but not overly horribly painful or anything. My third was fast and easy (thank you hypnobabies!).
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
Evergreen- Loving my girls Dylan age8, Ava age 4 and baby Georgia (6/3/11).
DD1 - 8lb 13oz 21 hours of hard labour
DD2 - 9lb 8oz 45 minutes of quite manageable labour
But didn't follow the pattern of second babies coming earlier, much to my chagrin! DD1 was 43+1, DD2 43+6!!
I don't know labor lengths though, at least not my brother's. I think his was shorter though.
This Mommy and Military Daddy are loving their son.
DS born Dec 2010 Pregnant with #2, having another !
DD1 7lbs14.5oz, about 4hrs active labour, 5mins pushing (though i spent a long time (over an hour) fighting the urge due to poor care/advice so i didn't push until crowning)
DD2 8lbs8oz, 61mins active labour, 6mins pushing (baby was at spines 6mins before she was born).
I will say though, that the extra 8.5oz was basically irrelevant given i'd already done it once before. Getting a nearly 8lb babe out of a previously unstretched vagina was harder than getting a bigger babe out of a seasoned vagina. i tore 2nd degree 1st time and only 1st degree 2nd time. Neither of them restituted (didn't turn to deliver their shoulders) so i have plenty of room, both of them seemed to near-enough shoot right out.
baby 1: 27 hours of labor, 4+ of pushing, 7#10 oz, a very very hard labor (15 days late, pit drip, then stopped labor due to a problem, then pit to restart, many interventions, gah!)
baby 2: 3-4 hours of labor, 20 or so min of pushing, 7#11 oz, a very very easy labor (took castor oil and OJ like the mw said! at 12 days late)
baby 3: 5-6 hours of labor, 1 or so hour of pushing, 8#4 oz, a fairly easy labor (only 3 days late, not castor oil, no pit, no interventions)
My first baby was 7 lbs, 11 oz, born at 38 + 3, 14 hour labor (all hard, with sporadic but intense contractions from the beginning) Only 19 minutes of pushing. I had a labial tear, no stitches. I will be interested to see what happens next time, since I always hear this about bigger babies & shorter labors!
Single mama to S ~ 6/09
#1- 8.11, 48 hr+ labor
#2- 8.9, ~10 hr labor
45 min pushing for both, but still the pushing phase was sooo much easier with #2. I did not feel like I had even given birth 10 min later, perineum-wise.
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Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell, 1984
7lb9oz and more than 24 hours
9lb2oz and about 8 hours
8lb10oz and about 7 hours
7lb15oz and about 15 hours
The only thing I can say about my own labors is that my fastest was the only one in which there was not a single medical intervention during labor or delivery.
Raising a full house- Kings (12, 3, new) over Queens (8, 7)
#1 : 8lbs, 2oz. 8 hour labor (induced w/ Pit), went from 5 to 10cm and pushing her out in 20 minutes. It was fabulous!
#2 : 9lbs, 12oz. Two days of induced labor, although I don't necessarily count the first day because things didn't really get moving until they broke my water the morning of the 2nd day. So if you go from that point, 12 hours of 'real' labor, pushed for more than 2 hours, they did an episiotomy because they thought her shoulders would get stuck (they didn't)...it was not really a good experience.
My second was a two contraction labor- one at 3:30, and one at 10 when she was born. She was 5-13 at 37w1d.
My third I labored for two days, pushed five minutes (after some wierdness where I was complete and had an urge but physically couldn't), and had a 7 lb 7 oz baby at 38w4d.
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#1- approx 5 hours with around 45 min pushing --7#4oz (induced had epi and episiotomy, less painful labor but harder recovery)
#2- approx 5 hours with around 30 min pushing --8#4oz (induced no pain meds small tears and episiotomy, much harder labor but easy recovery)
#3- approx 5 hours with around 20 min pushing --8#15oz (natural water birth only tiny abrasions but no tears, hard labor easy recovery)
#1- 8lbs even at 40w5d, 4 hours of labor (45 minutes of that was pushing)
#2- 8lbs 2oz at 39w3d, 3.5 hours of labor (Only took 2-3 pushes for her and my next 3 births followed the same)
#3- 7lbs 12oz at 38w4d, 1hr 45 minutes
#4- 8lbs 10oz at 39w, 2.5 hours
#5- 6lbs 4oz at 36w, 2.5 hours
Rachel , wifey to best friend Karl ,
SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!
DD1~ 8lbs 1oz...11hr induction
DS~ 9lbs even....6hr labor
DD2~ 9lbs 12oz...1hr 15 min labor
It seems mine get bigger and come out quicker-LOL
Meghan : Kayla~ 10/19/04 Jack~ 5/27/07
DS1 was 8 lbs. 12 oz. I was in active labor for about 15 hours, including 3 hours of pushing, but he was persistently posterior.
DS2 was 9 lbs. 1 oz. I was in active labor for about 4 hours, including 20 minutes of pushing. I was induced.
DS3 was 10 lbs. 2 oz. I was in active labor for about 6 hours, including 15 minutes of pushing.
DD1 was 8 lbs. 4 oz. I was in active labor for 4 hours, including 10 minutes of good pushing, although I started too soon and pushed uselessly for almost an hour before she really started descending. That was my bad, though.
DS4 was 8 lbs. I was in active labor for 4 hours, he came out in one push.
DD2 was 7 lbs. 12 oz. I was in active labor for 6 hours, including 40 minutes of pushing. She was asynclitic.
1: 13 hours back labor including about an hour of pushing, 8lb3oz
2: 5 hours labor, virtually painfree waterbirth, no pushing needed, he flew out! 8lb5oz
3: 14 hours labor, excruciatingly painful the whole time (turned out to be a nuchal hand, so I had his elbow in my spine the whole time) maybe 30 mins pushing, 8lb11oz
We shall see what #4 brings this spring, it's anyone's guess!
32+hrs of active labor ending in a c/s
12 hours start to finish, vbac
9lbs even (but with shoulder dystocia and a 4th degree tear)
4.5 hours start to finish, vbac
9lbs 8oz (no SD, small 2nd degree tear along the old scar)
2nd labor: 4 hours of labor, pushed 2 times. Natural birth, no drugs. She was 6 lbs 12 oz.
Labored 9 hours
Pushed 4 of those 9
Low forceps delivery
DD: Homebirth at 43 weeks 1 day
Labored 9 hours
Pushed 10 minutes (4 or 5 pushes total)
Lucca's (DD) birth was SO much easier. I cannot even begin to explain how easy it was compared to Cain's birth. I believe that the major (and very unnecessary) interventions with Cain are why it was so difficult.
Either way, the bigger baby was the easiest. Both kids were 21 inches long.
Mama to DS [05/21/08] & DD [09/16/10] 43 weeks 1 day!
Also, in addition to each labor being quicker than the last, each was also less painful. I wouldn't worry too much about size. When my second was born, I was shocked at how big he was - because he didn't feel any bigger coming out than dd had! Just the opposite. And I didn't tear, either, despite tearing the first time.