With my first my water broke earlie and they let me have contractions on and off for about two weeks and then went to get him, my daughter was fun beause my friend had to tell me i was in labor for some reason i couldn't figure it out. When i got to the hospital they checked me and she was already in the birth canal! Imediate C section cause they realized it was her but, she was in there breached and funny. My last one i didn't really ahve much of a labor, i got a bad tummy ache and they said my contractions where close but some medicine later and he made till the date of the c section
I was admitted around noon had my daughter about minutes after midnight, so just about 12 hrs. I did a lot of laboring at home but when it was actually "time" to go in in order to be admitted it was right after noon.
I pushed for 20 or 30 minutes. I know that isnt typical...but I was checked for progress and was told it would still be HOURS before I would be ready to push. Well, my epi had started to wear off so I asked for it to be uped because it was getting painful. Well, shortly after it took effect again, i was told it was TIME, it was minutes from the time it took effect again.
I had NO idea how or when to push. It was such a struggle bc I couldnt feel anything, so after awhile the dr. the nurse and I got in sync with how to do it (how to get my body to do it) and we finally got her out)
(It was a lesson learned for number 2, when my epi started to wear off and I could feel the pressure, I told my nurse, its time....sure enough I was right (maybe it was just luck) but she got the dr., my water broke and that was that, a couple pushes and I had my son)