#2 - 20 minutes
No drugs with either of them!
yes it is possible, part of it is waiting for your body to tell you and just following what your body feels like doing and not doing coached pushing.
trottin', pole dancing, Norway and Sweden lovin' , ,WOHM Kiddos born 12/11/06 and 08/09/08
with #3 EDD:01/2013 So in love with my sweet Swede and my bonus-son 10/25/98
Second: About an hour, 30 minutes of which was hard pushing (didn't give it my full strength at first b/c of a cervical lip), but for a first vaginal birth it wasn't bad. It was a HBAC waterbirth.
Marilyn, wife to DH 09/02 and mama to my boys, DS1 11/06 and DS2 02/09, and a new one on the way in 06/12!
ds 1.5 hours
I thought that it wouldn't take as long with my 2nd but it did. He was 2 pounds bigger with shoulder distocia so I guess that's why. MW said that even when he was out to his belly she was still pulling on him to get him out. He was pretty beefy! It takes as long as it takes.
DD #2, I pushed for two contractions, 6 or 7 pushes total I believe. She was 10lbs 12oz.
I had no urge to push, so we just waited on the ob. She arrived & I started pushing 40 minutes later. I pushed (directed) for about 45 minutes.
I have birthed 3 babies, and I've only had the urge to push with 3 contractions.
My second child required two pushes (one for the head and one for the shoulders,) my third fell out with the first push.
I finally ended up on my back (something I swore I'd never do) for 3 pushes and that helped so much...turns out my Bradley instructor had done that with her compound presenter, too.
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!