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#1 imamumto3

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:19 PM

just watching a show on pregnancy and birth and they said that a first time mother can expect to push for 2-3 hours.

i didnt push for either of mine and it got me thinking, how long did you push for?

#2 roses99

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

About twenty minutes, each time.

#3 Phoenix Blue

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

Over an hour and a half with my first.

3 pushes with my 2nd.

#4 Le-a

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

About forty minutes, after a 21hr labour.

#5 Guest_pessi_*

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

45 minutes with the first, apparently. It didn't seem that long to me, but that's what it said in the notes. Second was about 20 minutes.

#6 niggles

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

First time, about 2.5 hours.

Second time about 2 minutes. Not even  enough time for the midwife to realise what was happening and make it into position. She threw a towel between my legs for DS to land on.

#7 hollysmama

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

About 30 minutes after 15hrs pre labour, 8hrs active labour.

#8 nen-c

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

A F%$#^ing long time!!!! Almost 3 hours, not helped by my contractions slowing a lot by the end so that I was having minutes between them. I'm trying not to think about it with # 2 due in a few months!!!

#9 lamarque

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

2 hrs first; 40 mins second.

#10 Xiola

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

About an hour and a half with both DS's and about 10 seconds with DD original.gif (she was half the size of DS2!)

#11 sparassidae

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Longest (first) was 30 min. The others ranged from 6-10 minutes. original.gif

#12 Leha

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

2 hours with my first. She ended up stuck ( they actually had to push her back up)  I had an emergency c/sect after an episiotomy.

20 minutes with my second.

#13 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

#1 2.5 hours ending in forceps
#2 one push - I estimate 30 seconds, maybe up to a minute
#3 no pushing - I thought about it but he fell out before we got there

#14 Jekaho

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

2 hours of pushing. Ended in c-section coz he wasn't lining up properly, and not progressing.

#15 Feralina

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

43 minutes. But only about the last 20 mins of that was 'effective' pushing, where I actually listened to what the midwife was telling me and tried a different position that actually worked!

#16 bakesgirls

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

DD1 was around 40 minutes.
DD2 was 1hour then went to ventouse delivery which failed, then forceps, so total of around 90 minutes.
DD3 was 2 minutes.

#17 R2B2

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

Son. 3 hours resulting in forceps.
Daughter 1 hour.

#18 lafonda

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

About 30 seconds, 2 pushes and voila

#19 1&Twins

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

A full 2 hours!  2 minutes before the OB was going to assist with suction.  DD kept going up and back, up and back so I was lucky to finally push her out unassisted!

#20 *lightning

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

With my DS2 it was 15-20 minutes. I don't remember the other two.

#21 MGB

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

1hr and 50 minutes

#22 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

With DS 90mins and with DD 1min.

#23 2bellaboos

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:38 PM

DD1 = 1-1.5 hours but I think I was really only doing it properly for the last bit.

DD2 = 20 minutes. I didn't waste any time "pushing  into my bum".

#24 SnazzyFeral

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

DS( my first) was 19 minutes

#25 laridae

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

I think it was about 1.5 hours - but I was pretty out of it.

Started labour at about 7:30am (on the drip), was all over by 1:47pm.  They didn't realise I was so close to the end when they gave me a shot of pethadine, and were about to set up for a remifentanil PCA when they realised I was already pushing (involuntarily) and ready to go.  I'd probably been like that for about 1/2 hour before they noticed though 'cause I didn't realise thats what it was.

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