(Closed) Long Labor – Is this normal??

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I would say it isn’t normal as in average or anywhere near the mean.  Sometimes if people get stressed, though, your body will slow down labor or who knows what else could be going on…just try to let her relax as much as possible.  Was she able to walk around a lot before they started Pitocin?  Is there a reason they started pitocin?

Post # 4
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Well it’s not an every day thing, but it definitely happens. My old manager was in labor for 4 days, no c-section, she pushed! First labors do tend to be the longest.

Post # 5
1714 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

First pregnancies tend to have the most complications (i.e. extended times etc) is what my mum told me (she’s an OBGYN). Your sister is in good hands, worst comes to worst they’ll do a C-Section. Try not to fret about it too much.

Post # 7
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

YAY! Congrats to being an aunt!

I was gonna say that she probably wasn’t in “active” labor for a good portion of that. I know that tends to happen with first time moms…. instead of relaxing & going to sleep to wait for contractions to wake us when it’s REALLY time for the action to start we try and make labor progress and tire ourselves out.

Glad all went well! WooHoo! =)

Post # 8
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Congrats on being an aunt! Yes long labor is normal, I was in labor for 4 days (in the hospital for 3/4 days) they REALLY pressured me into getting a c-section but my midwife didn’t see there was a rush or anything, so I waited it out, and im glad I did!

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