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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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#1 of 52 Old 02-23-2006, 01:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't want to step on the other thread's toes, but I found myself really wanting to see some sort of statistics here, no matter how unscientific.

I have set it so you can vote multiple choices in case you had several babies, though unfortunately you can't mark the same choice twice, sorry.

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About 45 minutes with my first, and 2 pushes (less than 5 min.) with the next.
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I pushed just under 2 hours with my first.
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An hour and 45 minutes with #1 and 20 minutes with #2.

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i voted 15 minutes or less for both births . . .

first birth - epidural, AROM, told to push at 10 cm, no episiotomy, pushed a total of ten times --> 7 lb 8 oz baby

second birth - no interventions, water broke on its own and i was PUSHING, about the same number of pushes --> 8 lb. 3 oz. baby
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I wanted to vote 4 times but didint, as my last three were all under 15 minutes and my first son I was young and dumb, they cut me from one end ( sorry for tmi) to the other literaly and sucked him out saying I wasnt possibly big enought o deliver him... I have found that if you wait till you feel the "NEED" to push, pushinjg takes alot less time!
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First baby: 4 hours

Second baby: 30 min

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First baby (only baby so far)- 11 mintutes,4 rushes, 9lb 1oz, 21 1/4 inches
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Labor time - 32 1/2 hours.

Push time - 3 minutes!
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I was induced so technically I guess the entire labor was 10hrs long but if we count from when *I* first noticed anything the entire labor was 6hrs and I pushed for about 45 min.

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1st birth- pushed in lithonomy (sp) position (didn't know better) for about an hour.

2nd birth- pushed in hands and knees position less than ten minutes, although there was a five minute break between contractions so it only took 2 contractions.
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I pushed 15 minutes with my eldest son and 5 minutes with my youngest.
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105 minutes with my first, epidural hospital birth.

about 20 minutes with my second, homebirth. Although I think I was pushing involuntarily before that. From when I was told I could push to when I had the baby in my arms was about 20 minutes.
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1 hour 10 minutes with my first and only (so far). Hospital birth, no drugs with a nuchal hand.

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first - traditional hospital birth, 9lb baby - 2 hrs
second - bradley style, 7 lb baby - 3 pushes, 5 min
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First 7lb 3oz Hospital birth, induction, 27hours of labor and an epidural, I pushed for about three contractions. Probably 10 minutes tops.

Second stillbirth at 22 weeks. 1lb 3ozs. Hospital delivery, induction, 2.5 hrs of labor, epidural. I didn't push at all.

Third 8lbs 8.9ozs. Hospital birth. spontaneous labor lasting 15hrs. 2.5hrs of pushing. He came out face up with his neck hyper extended and tore me despite my midwifes best efforts to help me stretch.
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20 minutes for the first, just a few pushes for the second (probably 10 minutes?)

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I was in total laborland, but dh tells me it was about 20 mins.
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1st Babe: About 6 hours. Not non-stop of course, but a total of 6 hours.

2nd Babe: Maybe three big pushes. About 10 minutes.

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I pushed for over an hour with my 1st (hospital birth w/epidural), for about 15min with my 2nd (natural bc birth) and I swear I never pushed with my 3rd (natural home birth). She just came out all on her own with one mighty contraction and I was saying "it's coming" the whole time so I know I couldn't have been pushing!

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I pushed for about 10 minutes with my dd.
I gave birth in the hospital, but the birth was natural (no pitocin, no IV, etc.)
I had the doc compliment me in that he'd never seen such fast pushing in a first time mom. Whether it was true or not, it was nice to hear in the middle of labor. Boy, was I proud.

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Gee whiz, now I'm feeling pretty uncertain.

My first (and only) I pushed just over 6 hours. Home / water birth, no medication, etc.

It sounds like everyone is saying they had to push longer when in the wrong position, or with an epi, or whatever.

So I'm wondering if something went wrong for me.

I tore like heck, too, because after 6 hours I finally decided she was coming out in the next push no matter what. It took 2 pushes from when I made that firm decision, and I definitely tore myself. Still glad I did it.

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I pushed for 6.5 hrs. and ended up with a c section...

Hopefully, I will push for less than 15 minutes with this baby !! Hope springs eternal....
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I pushed for 6+ hours in every possible position with rolling contractions, and then I had a csec.
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1st baby (8.6 Hospital birth)--2 1/2 hours

2nd baby (7.10 homebirth)-- about 25 minutes

I'm hoping this one is just as good or better than the second, but we'll see
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wow i envy those women who only pushed 15 minutes - OR LESS
my first was 2 hours before i was sectioned,
next 3 were homebirths so
baby #2 - 4 hours
baby #3 - 30 minutes
baby #4 - 40 minutes.

i never got that quicky birth i wanted

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I have one child, he was born in a hospital. After being in a little over 33 hours of labor, my nurse was convinced I'd be one of those who takes a few hours to push cause both myself and my body were so tired. The doctor was in the office and they called him told him to take his time, but I was 10 cm. He walked through the door 30 mintues later just in time to see my sons body slip out into the nurses waiting hands.

They all looked at me stunned saying "wow, for a first timer, you really know how to push!"
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20 min. wiith the first, 12 min. with the second.
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Both labors were around 4 hours from beginning of active labor to the delivery. With DS1 pushing was about 30 mins and with DS2 it was 11 mins.

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I voted 3-4 hours. I pushed for about 3 hrs and 20-odd minutes at the end of a 40 hour induction at 36 weeks. Before I was a full 10 cm I felt an overwhelming need to push, and DS was posterior throughout most of 2nd stage, but we finally got him to turn. I think his position was the main reason I pushed for so long. Luckily no tearing - only a small "abrasion."

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