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#76 lozoodle

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

DD1 was posterior and took a little longer, 1 hour and 10 minutes.

DD2 was 40 minutes.

#77 prettypenny

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

The maternity hospital that I gave birth in doesn't let you push longer than 1.5 hours. Well that's what they told me in the antenatal classes. I'm sure its not a strict time frame but they become more concerned about the mother's welfare at this point.

My first was 80 min
My Second 13 min.

#78 lizzzard

Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

About 2 minutes for the first, 3 minutes for the second (the second seemed very controlled!)

#79 Cranky Kitten

Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

With DD it was all of about 3 minutes of actual pushing, preceded by 10 minutes of me trying to resist my body's demand to push whilst screaming at the midwives to call my partner again as I didn't want him to miss it.

With DS it was about 3 or 4 pushes before he was born, assisted by a ventouse as my ob wanted him out quickly as he was going into distress

#80 DontPokeTheBearMum

Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

DD: 3 hours. She was posterior and I couldn't push effectively because of the epi. They used forceps in the end.

DS: 7 minutes. I was so scared from my experience with DD that I had no pain relief at all, just in case! In the end, it was a wonderful birth.

#81 MickeyBoo

Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

1st was pushing for no more than 5-10mins. 2nd was 20-30mins, 3rd was about 5mins and 4th was about 1-2mins.

#82 Bluenomi

Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

Well 2 hours of actually pushing but only because after all that time DD hadn't even started to decend so my OB pulled the plug on it, took me to theatre, got me a spinal block and an episiotomy and a set of forceps later she was out. Thank goodness that worked, the next step as a c section.

The paperwork says my second stage was 3 hours.

#83 Fanny McPhail

Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

#1 - 12 mins
#2 - 7 mins

Seemed a lot longer than that!

#84 SarahBubble

Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

DD was 3 hours, and I think that's probably cos I was on my back as my knees caved, but the threat of forceps made me get her out. I still think the placenta hurt more than the episiotomy at the time, might be because of the syntocin shot I got at the time though I guess!

#85 SuziRose

Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

3 hours (posterior) ending with a vacuum delivery and 1 minute with second.

#86 aluminium

Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

45 mins first (after 8 hours labour)
20 mins second (after 70mins labour)

#87 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

About three times after a 8 hour labour - its was such a grea relief!

#88 PurpleChicken

Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

45 minutes for DD though it felt much quicker.  Not sure how long established labour was.

#89 Jo-Anna

Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

1.5 hours. Which seemed far too long in my opinion.

#90 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

22 minutes for the first,  then no idea as she was pretty much hanging out of me before the midwifes conceded that yes, i was in labour, a few pushes for my 3rd.

#91 TotesFeral

Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

37 minutes for DD

#92 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

2 hours and ended up with an emergency C/S.

Other 2 children were C/Ss.

#93 *maddierose*

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

#1 i didn't really get there. Her stats dropped quickly as she crowned so i was given an epesiotomy and pushed a few times whilst she was yanked out with forceps.

#2 about 15 minutes.

#3 was 2 contractions so i guess only 3 minutes or so.

#4 as above.

#94 --binda--

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

#1 26 minutes
#2 2 minutes
#3 6 minutes (I was standing up and stood there doing nothing for about 4 minutes as I could just feel her sliding down lol)

#95 jersey3681

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

2 hours and 35 minutes for DS

#96 Divine 35

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

DS- 94 mins
DD- 9 mins wink.gif

Edited by Divine53, 22 April 2012 - 09:28 PM.

#97 AC mum of 2

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

3.5 hours for my first (oh gosh, seemed like forever but I survived somehow), and only 35 minutes for my second. So things appear to get much easier second time around!!    Perhaps would be even better third time around....not sure if I'll be going for a third or not yet, hubby and I haven't decided.    Comforting to hear that third ones appear to be even quicker!

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