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#26 erindiv

Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

DD - 12 hours.
DS - 2 hours.

I did have my waters broken with DS so that would have sped things up a fair bit, I think I would have gone at least 6-8 hours without the ARM.

#27 bakesgirls

Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

DD1 38+5- 31 hours
DD2 40+0- 8.5 hours, 3 attempts at ventouse and 2 attempts at forceps
DD3 38+0- 3.5 hours

For me each labour has been shorter than the last.

#28 riwybo

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:58 AM

DS1 - I'm actually not 100% sure lol I THINK around 11 hours though, starting from when I definitely knew I was in labour (not actually when contractions started) till epidural for emergency c-section. I was 38+2 weeks.

DS2 - 2hours 10mins, from first contraction till in my arms, born in 20mins. I made it to the birthing suite 5 mins before I had to start pushing. I had BH for 2 days prior. I was 39+2

I'm also wondering how long #3 will take. I think I'll go over my due date. My plan is to call the hospital & say I'm on my way as soon as labour starts.

#29 mombasa

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:05 AM

First baby, 2 hour labour
Second baby, 23 hour labour

#30 MUMxTHREE

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

DS1 was induced. 4.5 hr labour 10 days early and was 4.5kgsDD was natural 4 days early. 6 he labour 3.8kgsDS2 was 20 minutes. 2 days early 3.5kgs.
I found my 2nd labour to be worse. I think because I knew what was going to happen and I was frightened.

#31 elle-M

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

First baby - just over 3 hours
Second baby - 1 hour 20 mins


GOOD LUCK!!

#32 whydoibother

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

1st induced post dates, forceps for narrow pelvic outlet-from the ARM and drip was 16 hours (from gels was 21 hours) 3.57kg

2nd 38+2 about 10 hours from 1st cx to birth.  About 9 hrs from waters breaking-from 5cm was only 3 hours.  Lots of BH  3.54kg

3rd 39+5 waters broke and son was born 7 hours later.  Again it took me about 5 hours to get to 5cm laughing2.gif my cervix is a slow dilator.  I had an irritable uterus and had many false starts with Sam.  I was quite unwell too.  Sam was 3.78kg

My mum was 35 hours for me, my brother after me was 5 hours!

#33 samshine

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

Not for me.

1st baby -  10 days late spontaneous labour - took 5 hours to go from 0-10 cm, but then over 4.5 hours pushing stage (long story).  She was 3.66kg

2nd - 8 days late, induced at 7 days over - 10 hours from ARM to 10cm dilated, even with syntocin cranking at its highest.  Then an emerg CS. He was 4.345kg

Didn't labour with my 3rd.

#34 ras500

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

my first labour was just 40 mins, so I was hoping for more time 2nd go, I got a bit more at 55 mins




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