Post # 1
True or false?
With my first Dirty Delete I weighed 140 lbs and ended at 165. It was a 8-9 hour labor process. I pushed for 15 min.
This time around I started off at 195 and at 17 weeks I’m around 180. I was talking to my nana and she said it might not go as fast this time because every 10lbs you gained before and during pregnancy adds another hour to labor.
Que panic mode. lol
I’m interested to here your ladies opinions on this.
Post # 3
I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Especially the part that says “10lbs you gained before and during pregnancy”.. what would you even consider your base “starting weight”? There isn’t anything scientific about the theory at all 🙂 same as the old wives tales that predict gender.
It could have a partial truth when it comes to how in shape a woman is, because they can labor and push more effectively (or so I was told by my prenantal class instructor) but even that has not guarantees.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Nana is telling you an old wives tale that they told women back in the day to scare them into not gaining weight during their pregnancy. Second births are usually easier and quicker than first births; my little sister practically dived out of my mom.
Post # 5
I agree that this sounds like Old Wives Tale nonsense. It is true that being in good shape will help you during labor — but there isn’t even evidence that labor goes FASTER for women in good shape; it’s merely a little easier, just like running a marathon is easier if you’ve been training for it! I wouldn’t worry too much — just try to keep yourself in decent shape so you don’t keel over from exhaustion if labor takes a while 🙂
Post # 6
@MrsSawyer: Thank you for reassurance. lol I kept telling Darling Husband I’m going to be in labor a longgggg time based of that theory.
@beachbride1216: my little sister practically dived out of my mom.
This made me burst out laughing! Lol Thanks!(:
Post # 7
@iarebridezilla: I’m going to start prenatal yoga soon so hopefully that will help(:
Post # 8
Hahahahaha….sorry, had to laugh at this! I have never heard of that before, but it seems completely false. I couldn’t even begin to think of any physiology that would actually cause that. I agree with PPs that usually the second baby is actually easier than the first, but really, there are no guarantees since every pregnancy and every baby is different. I was my mom’s 4th baby and she did not even make it to the delivery room (they used to have separate rooms for labor and delivery back in the day I guess) before I popped out because I came so fast!
Post # 9
@figgnewton: yay! Haha my sister said the hardest part of her post-baby recovery was how sore her legs were — for DAYS — from squatting for so long without training beforehand. This was even worse than the recovery for her lady-bits! I’ll definitely be training up with some serious squats before baby comes!!!
Post # 10
@cowgirlace: haha Terrified of that. I told my doctor how fast pushing and labor was the first time around then I asked what cm does he give an epidural. His response “You might not even have time for that this time around.” lol
Post # 11
I gained 20ish lbs during pregnancy and was in labor for about 7hrs maybe? so I’d agree with PP on old wives tale 🙂
Post # 12
I say old wives tale, I gained 15-20 and was in labour for 5 hrs, pushed for 5 mins. And I am chubbier
Post # 14
@figgnewton: My best friend weighs around 225 pounds and from start to finish her “labor” lasted three hours. From the time she actually started pushing until he flew out (literally) was 18 minutes.
I think you will be fine.
Post # 15
I was in AMAZING shape with Dirty Delete1 and I had a long drawn out labor. With Dirty Delete2 i was in ok shape but honestly those months of bed rest were not to nice and it went so much faster (as in dialated to 5 to baby in hands in 30 minutes)
Post # 16
Definitely sounds like an old wives tale! My friend recently had her baby and she had a super quick labor, only a couple hours long and then pushed for only 15 mins, and I know she said she gained 40-50lbs.