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#181 of 269 Old 11-16-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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1st one I pushed for 1 1/2 hours. The seconed one 15 minutes, about 3-4 pushes. The 3ed one I pushed for about 20 minutes. Much easier after the first one.
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DS1 - 15 minutes, about 6 pushes
DS2 - 10 tops, 4-5 pushes (you think I'd remember the more recent too :P)
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#1 - 5 hours (posterior baby, mama VERY tired... could not get into optimal position to help baby turn)

#2 - 20 minutes

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Over 3 hours.

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With dd (my first) I pushed for 10 minutes. I had an Epi. But my labor was long and brutal. (I got the Epi the last 15 minutes before pushing, I didn't realize it was time to push. D'OH!)
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less than 15 minutes.

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The first baby was breech and only pushed once to help dislodge the baby's head. The second baby was posterior and I pushed 3 or 4 times. Oh, and both were natural.
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i pushed for only 15 minutes.
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.

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4 hours. Although it wasn't as bad as it sounds. Like a PP mentioned, I really had no awareness of time passing. I was surprised to find out it had been so long.
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9 minutes-- birth center water birth

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First: C-section, didn't dilate beyond 6cm.

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.

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I pushed for 1.5 hours with ds. Probably would have been much quicker if I'd not gone to the hospital! My water broke at 7pm, went to the hospital at 11pm, started pushing at 2am, ds born at 3:30am. I know, it went so quick for a first birth...I can't imagine how quick it would have gone if I'd been at home!!!!

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Non medicated birth pushed for maybe 20 minutes
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umm about 5 mins total, 2 sets of "practice pushes" that had me nearly crowning, so wewaited while the OB took his time to get there, and only 2 more sets of pushes had ds out. I had an epi and they let me labor down in my sleep
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About 4.25 hours of a 26+ hour labor full of interventions, it was bad. It was my first and I didn't know what I was doing, I did what the OB and nurses told me. My muscles were so shot that I couldn't even hold my upper body upright for days. I couldn't lift my baby either. It was no accident that I arrived at the hospital 20 minutes prior to delivering baby #2.
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30 min all natural breech at a birthcenter

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dd 1.5 hours
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.
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DD1 - 30mins. with epi on board but turned down.

DD2 - about 10 mins. all natural at a FSBC....she was only 4oz. less than dd1.
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First DS -- cesarean never made it to pushing
Second DS (first vaginal birth) - all natural - 15 minutes of pushing
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dd-20 minutes with epi still on

ds2-maybe 5 minutes (3-4 pushes) with the strongest epi on the planet!
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DD #1 pushed herself out. Well, my body was telling me to push and the nurses were yelling at me not to push because the doctor wasn't there yet. I was trying to do what they said and hold her in (impossible) : So, one real push and she was out but I still say she was ready and did all the work. 8lbs 7oz.

DD #2, I pushed for two contractions, 6 or 7 pushes total I believe. She was 10lbs 12oz.
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I pushed for two hours, but that was reclining and directed. I think it was two hours of wasted energy, and that if I had just waited, my body would have gotten the baby out much quicker, when the time was actually right. Just because the cervix is fully dilated, it doesn't the body is ready for the baby to come out.
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Pitocin induction, epidural. I woke up from my nap & told the nurse I thought I'd had a bowel movement. She checked me, and said the baby's head was visible.

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.

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1.5 hours (birth center, natural). DS ended up being a compound presentation, and getting him under the pubic bone was the trouble. The midwife also thought some BM was in the way...I spent quite a while on the toilet trying to poop! (I don't know if that was included in the 1.5 hours..I can't find her notes and haven't finished the birth story!) That was hard.

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.
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For my son, I was induced with Pitocin but did not have any pain meds. I was on my back, legs on stirrups - I pushed for 25minutes
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DD 25 min with Epi

DS 5 min no meds

DD just fell out of me, at home!
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All 4 have been born at home. My first I pushed for 45 minutes only to discover his hand by his cheek. It was keeping him from coming out. Once he moved it back in, He came out in 2-3 pushes. My next 3 were out in abut 2-3 pushes also.

 
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2.15 hours... the time flew at the time, but was surprised it took sooo long. MW shouldn't have pushed me to start pushing.
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