|View Poll Results: Did you give birth quickly?|
|I am under 5'8" and pushed my baby out quickly. I had an epidural.||46||100.00%|
|I am under 5'8" and pushed my baby out quickly. I had NO epidural||90||100.00%|
|I am under 5'8" and it took a while to push my baby out. I had an epidural.||21||100.00%|
|I am under 5'8" and it took a while to push my baby out. I had NO epidural.||37||100.00%|
|I am 5'8" (or taller) and pushed my baby out quickly. I had an epidural.||15||100.00%|
|I am 5'8" (or taller) and pushed my baby out quickly. I had NO epidural.||41||100.00%|
|I am 5'8" (or taller) and it took a while to push my baby out. I had an epidural.||9||100.00%|
|I am 5'8" (or taller) and it took a while to push my baby out. I had NO epidural.||11||100.00%|
|Other -- please explain.||14||100.00%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll|
Pushed for about 6 minutes, but hard... and tore. It hurt a lot and rather than push slow to stretch, I pushed hard to get it over with.
Labor was about 3 hr. 40 min, but I was 5 cm dilated before it started.
DD2 was born at home. I did everything I could to NOT push for about 15 minutes until my mw showed up...then a few pushes she was out. Obviously no drugs in either case.
I am 5'6".
# 1 - I pushed for 1 1/2 hours
# 2 - I didn't push, he just came out!
ETA no drugs in either case
Both babies were the same size
Lynisha ~Car Seat Tech-Scrapbookin'-Cake Decorating-semi-crunchy wife & SAHM to 2 + one on the way in Nov~
Happily parenting our snuggly wild child since 2007 and her little brother since 2011!
~ Bertrand de Jouvenel.
"The man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave."
~ Alexis de Tocqueville
I also have very small feet - which is supposedly an indicator of small pelvis.
My cousin in law is teensy... think 98 lbs and around 4'2". Even before she got pregnant people were telling her she'd have to have a C-section. (@@)
She ended up birthing an almost nine lb son in around four hours with NO tearing whatsoever. This was also her first.
My first baby was flat on my back in the hospital with an epidural. She took just under 50min to push out, including the pause so my OB could cut an episiotomy
My 2nd baby was born with no drugs and took 11min of pushing, with the midwife encouraging me to slow down for the sake of my perineum
my 1st VBAC- long labor 3 + hours of pushing
vbac 2 - no pushing. she pretty much slid out on her own.
Both were au naturel
I didn't grow or shrink in the 2.5 years between their births!
Mama to 3 kiddles. Doing my best and trying to stay afloat.
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