(Closed) How long was your labor experience?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

47 hours… Water broke, but the contractions weren’t strong enough; then I was induced and they finally decided on a c-section…

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

37 hours total, from the first contraction that we knew was a real one, to baby out. Contractions started at 6am, started getting tough to work through by 3pm, finally admitted to the hospital at 3am the next day… so that’s 21 hours at home getting to 4cm. Then it took 7 hours to get to 10cm, then I refused to push until I got a new epidural. Then I pushed for 3 hours, then emergency c-section when we had some major complications while I pushed. So in the end, 37 hours until a baby was in my husband’s arms.

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper

45 hours from my water breaking to giving birth. My water broke on Sunday at around 11:30pm and I had my daughter at 7:31pm on Tuesday. I had 15.5 hours of active labor.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

34 Hours of 5-minute and closer contractions, followed by a C-Section.  Apparently my DD’s umbilical cord was too short, so she could never drop, which means I didn’t dialate, even after they broke my water.

In all fairness though, it was Thanksgiving, so no one at the hospital was too concerned with hurrying things up!

Post # 21
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Helper bee

I was in established labour,ie the contractions were regular and doing their job opening my cervix for 6 hours. It started at 10pm and baby was born a 3.55am.

I had contractions on and off for 17 hours before that though but they weren’t regular.

Boy did I know when the real contractions started though! 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

4 hours 18 mins. – 8 weeks premature – 1st baby

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Forever…well more like 3 days (no joke)…I was induced because i was overdue, on a Thursday afternoon, with cervadil (was only 1cm) which caused water to break. They continued with cervadil until Friday at 10pm (was only 2cm). Friday at 11pm, they started pitocin. Birth stalled at 9cm (this lasted for at least 4hrs), then delivered via c-section Sunday at 12am

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

15 hours before they gave up and took me in for a C section.  If they hadn’t done that, I might have STILL been in labor 5 months later!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

24 hours from when my water broke but only 7 hours from when they started me on Pitocin. I wasn’t having regular contractions until then. Painful, regular contractions were about 5 hours which wasn’t too bad. 

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

About 18 hours of real, active labor. It was tough. My water broke almost 4 days before my son was born so I had sporadic contractions the whole time. 

I was in the UK and I know if we were in the US they would have induced me way before that. They’re a bit more flexible about it in England. 

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

DD#1 – 9 hours

DD#2 – 6 1/2 hours

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper

@peanutbutter1205:  Yep. Same thing here. I had my daughter on the NHS. They made me wait 24 hours after my water broke so they could see if I would go into labor on my own.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

21 hours labour + 3 hours of pushing!  My doctor was suprised to know that I gave birth naturally.  He told me several times that I would need C-Section due to my baby’s size.  Well my little boy was born 7 lbs 9 oz, average size baby but I was tiny :-).

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

20 hours.  Water broke at 8:30 am and had the baby the next day at 4:30am.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I started having contractions around 11am. They didn’t get bad enough that I felt the need to go to the hospital until around 10:30pm that same day. Once I arrived at the hospital I was already 6cm. I labored in the tub until I was ready to push and my son was born at 3:31am the next morning. 🙂 I’m not sure of the math on that because I’m slightly sleep deprived right now – but there it is!

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