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#1 of 50 Old 12-12-2007, 03:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just curious, how quick did you go from 0 to babe in arms (w/o induction)?

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7.5 hours. I laboured at home and ate breakfast, took a nap, barely made it to the birth center, and delivered 20 min after arriving.
Miscarriage, I laboured for 2.5 hours and had one large push to expel the placenta in whole.
Expecting my 3rd and I have a feeling it will go even faster than the first!

My experience was to use visualization of being relaxed and open. I rode each contraction through, instead of fighting it. And I kept my lips and mouth relaxed by singing through each contraction. It was primal, but it worked!
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I was at 1cm at 35 weeks, and at 1cm and 75% effaced at my checkup at 37 weeks. (Gave birth 2 days after that checkup.)

Contractions started at 6am; we went to the hospital around 8am. First check at hospital I was 4cm; second check 15 minutes later I was 6cm. I was complete around 10am, started pushing around 10:10 and le babe was born at 10:30am.
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I woke up in transition so I'm not sure about before that (I'd been up a few times during the night but just felt a little crampy, didn't seem like labor), but from waking up to delivery was 9 hours (first baby). We got to the hospital 2 hours after I woke up and I was at 5 cm, 8 cm 2-3 hours after that. Pushed for two hours by my watch, though the others in the room said it was an hour and a half.

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I woke up when my water broke, had the baby 18 hours later. All-natural, breech.

Of course, I can't be sure whether I really started at 0, some people walk around dilated for weeks, if that is what you were asking. I had a VE three days before labor started, but the midwife didn't say anything about dilation. She did seem to think I could still stay pregnant for a week or two more.
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I went from 1cm (first check) at 6 pm to 9 cm (2nd check) at 1:30 a.m. to baby in arms at 4:00 a.m.
So all told 10 hours...I was in labour from about 11:30 to 6 pm.
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With DD, she was here 12 hours after labor started.

With DS, he was here within 2 hours of what I would call real labor. I had 2 hours of non-painful fun contractions.

Both were born at home.
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ds1- 6 hours, including 2.5 hours of pushing

ds2- I was 9cm when I got to the hospital 1 hour after waking up in labor. Long story later, I wasn't fully dialated for aouther 5 hours or so, and I only pushed 3 times.

ds3- 8 hours total maybe 5-10min pushing
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I was 1-2cm at around 8pm and had my baby at 11:54pm the following night with about an hour and a half of pushing, soooo...about 28 hours!

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With my first, it took 24 hours to get to 4 cm (15 hours of piddly stuff, then 9 or so real labor, with an hour of pit) and then another hour, hour and a half to 10. She was born 27.5 hours after my water broke.

With my 2nd, I had my first real contraction at 10-something, in active labor by midnight, and she was born at 3:23 am (or so).

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I was at 1-2 cm for maybe 4 weeks.

As far as labor goes, my water broke before anything started, at 4AM and DS was born at 6PM, 14 hours later. I have no idea how the progression went, as we were at home with a doula who didn't do checks until an hour before he was born, when I got to the hospital and needed to push.
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My water broke about 18hrs before labor started, then it was over in 6 hours.
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And I kept my lips and mouth relaxed by singing through each contraction. It was primal, but it worked!
I have to ask - what were you singing?

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I was probably at 3 cm I think when I actually went into labor. From active labor to babe in arms - 2 1/2 hours. :
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from when i knew i was in labor to ds' birth, it was 8 hours. retrospectively i think i had been in mild early labor all day. with dd, my water broke at 2am, and she was born at 8:15 pm.

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About 47 hours.

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11 1/2 hours from regular contractions to birth. My cervix was too high to check until I checked myself before leaving for the hospital, I was 5cm. 6 hours later I had a baby.

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I was never checked before I went into labor, but from the first "real" contraction to birth was about 11 hours.
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I wasn't checked before or in early labor, but from first contraction to babe in arms was 5 hours.

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I was checked at a prenatal and was 0cm, 0% effacement, with an unengaged baby. About an hour later labor contractions started and babe was born 35 hours later. At 15 hours prior to birth I was 5cm and 90% effaced.
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With which one? Longest was 5 hours start to finish, shortest was 50 minutes. Interestingly enough, longest was #2 and shortest was #5. I seem to have hit a plateau at 1 1/2 hours around #3 and the 50 minute labor was just an outlier from my norm.
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Just curious, how quick did you go from 0 to babe in arms (w/o induction)?
You mean zero dialation? I have no idea because I didn't have any vaginal exams. From the time my labor started until DS was born, 6 hours. My labor with DD was augmented with cervadil but both labors started with SROM. With DD I was dilated for 6 weeks before I was induced so if you count that I was in waiting forever.
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I have to ask - what were you singing?
Well it started off as oooo with each contraction in the beginning. I sounded on two different tones in and out and used that to focus on instead of the "pain".
Then I moved to Ohhhhh! as I was getting ready to transition.
Then it was AAAAHHHHHHHHH! (Just like in Whale Rider) Louder and higher with each contraction. And it wasn't screaming, because it was controlled vocalization through the whole birth.
My poor dad was outside in the lobby wondering what in the heck was going on, and my midwives where like, "wow, that is surreal" and I was completely outside of myself, so the singing was really my primal being. It was cool.
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With DD1 I was 4+ cm before ever going into labor, from when the contractions started, she was born 18.5 hours later.


I never had any exams with my MW with DD2, but I know I was several cm dilated again before labor started, this time labor was 8.5 hours long.

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I've never had a VE during labor, so I might have gone into labor already quite dilated, I'll never know and don't care.
My water broke as my first sign of labor with all 3.
#1 - 14 hours.
#2 - 1hr. 40mins.
#3 - 8 hours (but 3 of that was waiting for contractions to start after water broke). And even then it was an easy labor.

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My water broke in the middle of the night, not a gush but a pop and a very small trickle of liquid. 4 1/2 hours later, I was ready to push. But we had planned a hospital birth, so (between travel time and hospital logistics) I held our daughter in for an hour (from the time of my first urge to push).

Once I was allowed to push, they couldn't find our dd's heartbeat. I knew she was fine, but I knew I couldn't argue. So I was "forced" to push in the lithotomy position and endure an episiotomy. Grr!

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firt i was induced (and it was almost 14 hours- started at 2)

second, i felt my cervix opening at the beach on my LMP dd (later than O dd)
i was at about 2 then.
labor started around 6 in the morning, i had him at almost 6 at night. we got to the bc about an hour before he was born. 45ish mins before, i was at 6cm. imo, it would have been faster if i didnt have crazy people at my house and stayed home. and no i wasnt working against or trying to hold him in
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I went 26 hours before pitocin. : 30 hours start to finish. I wish someone would have told me it was okay to go that long at the time. I could have gone longer naturally. It hurt, but it was fun!

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DS1 I was dilated 1 cm @ my last pre-labor check. 22 hours from 1st contraction to birth.

DS2 I'm sure I was somewhat dilated prior to labor beginning. 6.5 hours from water breaking to birth.

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1 cm to babe in arms = 6 hours

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