How long did you push?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How long did you push during your first vaginal birth?
    Less than 15 minutes : (9 votes)
    24 %
    15 to 30 minutes : (9 votes)
    24 %
    31 to 45 minutes : (7 votes)
    19 %
    46 minutes to 1 hour : (3 votes)
    8 %
    1 to 1.5 hours : (3 votes)
    8 %
    1.5 to 2 hours : (0 votes)
    2 to 3 hours : (5 votes)
    14 %
    More than 3 hours! : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2876 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    @shnookums:  I pushed for less than 15 minutes it all happened fast. Everyone is different just stay calm and open minded! Goodluck:)))

    Post # 4
    4587 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I pushed for 15 minutes.

    Post # 5
    5745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    6 minutes, 1 push. I had already had 4-5 bearing down contractions when I finally said I thought I needed to push… the nurses & my MW checked (I was a homebirth transfer to a vbac ban hospital) & sure enough they saw her head come down & go back up, my MW & her assistant told me if I wanted I could push my baby out if I felt like pushing SO while they wheeled me to the OR I felt a contraction coming & I pushed my baby out! Unmedicated, no tearing. 😉

    Post # 6
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I pushed for 17 minutes…kind of.  I started pushing and then when they realized that he was actually coming they decided to call for the doctor and told me to stop pushing.  I tried to hold him in for about 5 of those minutes lol. 

    Post # 7
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

    I pushed for two hours and it didn’t work, she was just crammed in at a bad angle. I ended up with a c-sec.

    Post # 8
    4372 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I pushed for an hour and needed a c-section because the was stuck sunny side up and crooked. They couldn’t even use forceps to try and turn him because his head was very swollen and they couldn’t tell which direction they would need to turn him and might make the situation worse. He ended up also having the cord wrapped around his neck so the c-section was best. 

    I didn’t vote in the poll though, since it wouldn’t help you get accurate results. I’m totally shocked at how many people pushed for 15 minutes or less, lucky!

    Post # 9
    6632 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    About 15 to 20 minutes tops. 

    Post # 10
    2992 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Three pushes and she was out! So less than 5 minutes!

    Post # 11
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I pushed for 6 contractions, so less than 15 minutes. But it was 32 hours of labor to get to that point, so my body was well prepped for that short pushing stage. Honestly, pushing felt good. I could finally do something instead of laying on my back in a hospital bed feeling helpless. It was a relief.

    Post # 12
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I pushed for 2.5 hours and she was FINALLY born vaginally after I was beyond exhaustion. My doctor was getting ready to use forceps and I was open to it just so she would get the heck out of me… LOL. But somehow I got one ounce of push left in me and finally got her out. It was…fun 😉

    Post # 13
    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    With my first, 3 hours.  But it was because I was lazy/tired and didn’t have energy to push.  I just wanted to sleep LOL.

    With my second I didn’t have to push really, she was coming and I couldn’t stop her.  3 pushes literally and she was out.

    Didn’t push with my 3rd either.  He kinda just came out too…impatient I guess LOL.

    Hoping I won’t have to push with this baby eiter. 😉

    Post # 14
    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I voted 1-1.5, but that’s only because we spent 45 minutes waiting for my doctor to arrive (we did “practice” pushes and then waited). She was delivering in the room next-door, and while I was feeling an urge to push, it wasn’t overwhelming, so I just waited it out. So really, I “actively” pushed for maybe 20 minutes.

    Post # 15
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    2 hours exactly and still needed vacumm assistance. 

    Post # 16
    5 posts
    • Wedding: December 2010

    45 minutes!

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