(Closed) Did anyone had short active labor and didn't tear?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Im only 4ft 11inch and 45kg and i was told from day one i would have to have c-section because i would tear to badly. Well i had two natural births (first was 18 hours the second was 1 hour) and i didnt tear with either i got up and walked less than 15 after having my second baby 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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candy11 :  You’re right, there are so many factors at play here. I had a normal length first stage of labor (about 7 hours) but a prolonged second stage (3.5 hours). I had to push for so long and very hard because my son’s cord was wrapped around his shoulders and neck so he was not descending very quickly. I had a second degree perineal tear as well as a labial tear. My son was small at 6 pounds but he had a large head (95th percentile). 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

All of my labors except one were very short. I never tore. I even had one baby malpositioned and didn’t tear. I have a type pf ehlers-danlos syndrome so that could have something to do with it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I had a short labor. From 1st contraction to delivery was 3 hours and 45 minutes. I pushed for half an hour and I didn’t tear at all. I didn’t have an epidural or any pain relief either so maybe that helped. My baby was a little over 7

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a very long labor and ended up with a detailed third degree tear so I’m not sure if it matters how long you’re in active labor. My baby was 8 lbs 8 oz.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

There is no correlation. So much is chance and your body. My first labor was 6 hours from start to finish with 15 minutes of pushing my skinny 7 lbs 8oz guy out and I had second degree tearing. My second chunky monkey was 8 lbs 2 oz, my whole labor was 87 minutes with 5 minutes of pushing and I got one stitch that wasn’t major. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

Although I was stalled at 3cm for over 12 hours I then went from 3cm to 10cm in 4 hours and just got a graze. Only pushed 10 minutes!

I used an epi no (a balloon-like device), perineal massage and had a waterbirth so I think that helped.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I had 9 hours of labor from start to finish and needed only one push with no tearing with my oldest. My second son was adopted so I have no info there.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Very long labour, 10 lb 2 oz baby, 3rd degree tear and an epsiotomy as well (yep, both. I’m so lucky… one goes one way, the other goes the other way).  I pushed for 2.5 hours, so it was definitely not fast! 

Edited to add: he was also posterior and he has a huge head and broad shoulders.  And I have a small pelvis. At the end my OB said “you don’t usually have to give separate pushes for each shoulder AND the stomach.”  And when I *stupidly* asked how many stitches I had they said “oh, honey.  No one counted stitches.  We counted suture packs.” 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Beach

First pregnancy was a long labor (16 Hours) had a slight tear. It didn’t NEED stitches but they asked me if I wanted one cosmetically, I said yes lol. Second pregnancy my labor was 7 hours no tearing.

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