# 2 about the same as one to crown, a few minutes longer to deliver.
#3 crowned with no pushing, just all a sudden there she was, but from there it was a good 45 min til her head came all the way out, yes, i felt the ring of fire for the entire time!!!
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#2 will be a c-section if this bugger doesn't turn soon!
Spending all of my money and time on this wild, wild life.
Sqatted for 1hr, stood (leaning over bed) for 1hr, sidelying 1 1/2hrs.
My midwife asked, "How many kegels did you do?"
A couple hundred a day, for the record.
And I did all my Bradley exercises like a model student.
Perineum was completely intact. Totally worth it!
I also biked over 50mi/wk thru my due date.
Don't know if this had an affect or not.
#2: (last weekend ) drugfree hospital w/wonderful mw -- posterior presentation -- fast labor -- 20 min of pushing (after "holding back" 30 min until the mw got there! ouch!)
#2 - NCB at birth center, I'm not really sure, as I had no concept of time, but I only pushed becuase she was in distress, and I only pushed 3-4 times.
Tiny straight tear that required no stiches and I felt great afterward....she was 8lbs even and had a 15!!! inch head....oh and her arm was up by her head the whole time too and she came out that way...ouch...
#2 home waterbirth, posterior baby, my body pushed, i had no control, 15 min., 1st degree tear on scar tissue, 6 lbs 12 oz baby
don't push until you can't help it!!!
We later figured it out that the long pushing stage was due to Jett's craniosynostosis, which caused his skull to not be able to "fold up" properly. Basically, he had locked joints in his head, making him be born with a full skull size, instead of overlapping and forming to the birth canal. Also, this wonky skull caused him to be facing my left thigh as he was born.
It was definitely a case of laborland for me, too. It didn't seem bad at all, at the time!
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W/ ds#2 I gave one big push and the DR pulled w/ forceps (my placenta abrupted and he needed out ASAP) and that was it. Had it not been for the 3rd degree tear, it wouldn't have been bad at all.
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
DD2- Birth center, all natural, lithotomy (it felt right): ~30 mins (8,11 lb baby)
Mom to 5 wonderful kids (9, 6, 4, 2 and 0), 1 adopted through foster care.
My SIL got #1 out in 2 pushes (8#9 baby) She's someone who says she canNOT control the urge to push at all - got it that time at only 8cm. Dr stretched her cervix manually to get her to 10 and whammo! out came baby. Her #2 took 1/2 hr though, posterior, and 9#11.