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How long was your birth?


Posted by mom112217, 30th November 2016


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  • I was actually really quick I surprised myself


  • My first child was 12 hours but the intense labour was probably 2 hours. However my 4th child only tool 30 minutes and she was born. You never can tell how long it will be.


  • I have six children-
    #1-7hrs
    #2-20hrs
    #3-8hrs
    #4-12hrs
    #5-2hrs
    #6-2hrs


  • First was induced and 2 hours 40 mins from first contraction til last push. 2nd is hard cos I was in labour but didn’t really notice til it became intense


  • My daughter was 10.5 hours! Woke up at 3am to the first contraction, went to the hospital at 6am and was 3-4cms, was checked again at 11am and was 6-7cms, checked again at around 1pm and was 10cms!


  • Ds1 was 18hrs
    Ds2 was 12hrs
    And ds3+4(twins) was c sec


  • first birth! 2 HOURS!! Didn’t even have time for an epidural……Not sure I consider myself lucky or otherwise! lol


  • My first birth took ages -days- but they would only count the part from active labour I.e 3cm so 8 hours. My second was very fast 5 hours total.


  • Mine was a long labour stared 11pm Christmas night and lil miss decided to come at 4am on the 27th. By 9pm Boxing Day they had to break my waters. I think with all the Christmas food I ate she ran out of room lol.


  • Mine was 34 hours of contractions 8 minutes apart or less. I had an epidural after 22 hours and was induced by iv after 26 hours because I was still only 3cm dilated. After 2.5 hours of pushing, I ended up with forceps.


  • My first was 17.5hrs active labour.

    Second was 6hrs 23mins

    Third 3hrs 24mins and only two pushes.

    I learned to trust my body and it became easier.


  • For me for my three kids i had short labor of a few hours.. Once i worked out what the pains were.. They bubs was her within three hours.. Qeach time i got to the hospital i was at least 5 to 6 cm dilated..


  • My first was a long 10 hour labour, and the contractions were 5 mins apart right from the start so they kept telling me it will be a quick one. Then I had a retained placenta and had surgery to remove it. Then 2 weeks at home where i was really sick. I breast feed my baby and she got a rash. I collapsed at my parents and both my baby and i were back in hospital with blood poisioning. I was in hospital for 6weeks. I then had another 10 labor with my 2nd. Then had an emergency c- section as he was large, and I was carrying two placenta’s . As my son was on of an incomplete twin. And i had my tubes tied.


  • My first born was 13 hour, 2nd 8 hours, 3rd 24 hours, 4th 26 hours from 1st contraction not sure when how long the active part of the labour went for


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