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View Poll Results: How long did you push (check more than one if you had more than one baby)
15 minutes or less 87 100.00%
15-30 minutes 55 100.00%
30-45 minutes 26 100.00%
45-60 minutes 30 100.00%
60-90 minutes 12 100.00%
90-120 minutes 17 100.00%
2-3 hours 28 100.00%
3-4 hours 16 100.00%
4-5 hours 10 90.91%
5-6 hours 7 63.64%
6 or more hours 10 90.91%
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#31 of 52 Old 02-24-2006, 02:28 PM
 
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from my first urge to push, it took about an hour. cannot remember how many surges, but do know the time of rest in between them was long and glorious. of course, the release of his body and holding him were far more glorious than that though! I had a home waterbirth and my midwife got there just as I started to get my push urge. Mary

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Most of them I pushed fr less than 15 minutes. My 5th (homebirth) I pushed for 5 1/2 hours.
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About 90 min with my first, 20 min with my 2nd.
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45 min. with my first (9 lbs. even, no tears)
2 "pushes" (my uterus did it for me- I held back until I got out of the car!) with #2 (9lbs5oz, small skid mark)
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About 20 minutes with each, though possibly less... I wasn't watching the clock.
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I pushed for about 7 hours in every conceivable position. No meds. Ended up with a c-section because DD never made it past 0 station.

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so even though you can click on more than one box- I can only click on one box-but if I could I would choose-- the 15 min or under time slot..... 4 times ; )

always waited for the irresistible time to push- even in the 2 in hospital were fast when it came to pushing
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10 minutes with my first 2, none with my 3rd, as he ended up being a csection due to poor positioning and being unable to get him to move.

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I had to clairify my answer as well.

it depends on your position, when you begin pushing, size and position and number baby you are having.

#1 4+hrs (pos 9lb), #2 1hr (pos 9lb girl), #3 4+hrs (pos 9lb boy)

all of the above I started pushing at -1 or 2 station and as soon as I found the slightest urge


with the last 2 I pushed only when I could no longer hold back, and baby was crowned. half a push with #4 (ant 7lb) and 4 pushes (had to get her out by midnight so I started a little too soon) for #5 (pos 8lbs)

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With dd, most likely 20-25 minutes. Two years later, my son popped out in three pushes. I got smart and tried it standing up with him. Gravity really helps!
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There isn't an option for I didn't push!

Out of the 2 of I birthed (my wife birthed our middle child) with the first I did the whole pushing thing but was in a horrible hospital situation, probably 40 minutes of them telling me I had to but I didn't feel like it for the first 30minutes! Then unnecessary, brutal epi (practice for the student, it was her first) and my 9lb 3 son was born.

For my daughter I didn't push per se.
I had a painfree labour (it was a homebirth). It was hard work and very full on but not painful at all. I kept welcoming the contractions, moaning and making deep low noises that helped me widen up.
About 9 minutes before she was born my waters broke, I was in the birth pool. Her head pressed on my peri and I thought 'well i guess I better push now' and I started to push but thats when I felt pain for the first time that labour so I stopped abruptly and took about 30 seconds to regained my feels of control and go back into that painfree full of energy and power feeling.
I would have contractions(that word doesn't seem right), power surges I would roar through.

After a few more minutes I felt myself open up more and more and she came out.
It was not pushing at all, not from me or involutary ones from my womb, it only felt like opening up.
She was 9lb 5 and I did not tear at all even though with my extensive scar tissue from my epi I was at high risk of tearing. in fact I felt pretty normal down there after a few days (waterbirths and arnica, works wonders)
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With my first I had an epidural and an episiotomy and pushed for around an hour. With my second I had a drug-free birth and pushed him out in the space of one contraction (far less than 15 minutes). No episiotomy and no tears. Baby #1 was 7lbs 8ozs, baby #2 was 7lbs 1.8ozs

It took me months to fully recover after my first son was born. After my second was born I felt fabulous and like I hadn't even given birth by day three (except for the bleeding)!

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4+ hours w/my first & less than 15 min w/my 2nd.

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1st: 2 hours-8lb 9 oz baby w/epidural

2nd: 13 minutes-9 lb 4 oz baby at home in water
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45 for my first just a couple for my second and my third would have fallen out if it wouldn't have been for my panties

Should we have a 4th I think we may have to go unassisted. Mw didn't make it for the 3rd just her assistant who just made it.
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Child #1: 3 hours of in-hospital, coached, in-stirrups pushing with an epidural ending in an episiotomy and vacuum extraction

Child #2: 2 exhilarating pushes (less than 5 minutes) at home

Guess which I'd do again
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#1 about 3 hours ended in c/s

#2 under 15 minutes, about 6 pushes and she was out
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I almost want to cry reading this thread. I guess I still have "issues" to work through. I pushed for hours upon hours upon hours at home, then transferred to the hospital and pushed for another 3 1/2 hours before *asking* for an episiotomy (I was afraid they would decide to section me.)

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I voted 60-90 minutes. It took an hour and 15 minutes. Not bad- if it wasn't for the birth stool and squating I probably would have pushed for 3 or 4 hours.

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30 minutes with my first, 10 minutes and under for the next 5.
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Um..twice? with my one and only..maybe about 5 minutes.

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2 hours with #1, about 2 minutes with #2 and about 3 minutes with #3.
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