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NoraDun
Pushing?
by NoraDun
April 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM

I watched A Baby Story today (Not normal for me but it was a natural birth at a birthing center) but the birthing mother pushed for 2 1/2 hrs. And my Hubby who walked in just in time to hear that said "OMG 2 1/2 hrs" So I am curious, what where your pushing experiences? How long did it take you?? Do you believe their was a reason it took you less or more time to push baby out?




I stepped in as a Doula for a lady from church and she pushed for a good 45 min. In her case she just wasn't pushing right. She was pushing everywhere but in her bottom. Once she began pushing correctly she had her son out in about 10 min.

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  • goddiddlyumshis
    April 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM
    my first i pushed for 3 hours. he was going down during the contraction, but going back up when it let up... good times. lol
  • Pandapanda
    April 24, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    15 minutes the first time, and with the second, she came down and out in under 15 seconds without any effort on my part. I can't imagine pushing for hours!

  • NoraDun
    by NoraDun
    April 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Me either. Hubby joked I wanted my kids out too badly to sit around pushing for hours! I do think sometimes the epidurals make it hard for some to feel how to push!

    Quoting Pandapanda:

    15 minutes the first time, and with the second, she came down and out in under 15 seconds without any effort on my part. I can't imagine pushing for hours!


  • NoraDun
    by NoraDun
    April 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Baby #1 was 10 min, Baby #2 fell out, and Baby #3 was just under 10 min

  • tuckermum
    April 24, 2013 at 1:40 PM
    I think about 15mins. Goodness I felt like I was going to pass out then I couldn't imagine 2 1/2hrs.
  • crystalplus1
    April 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    About 45.....then they used a vac on his poor little head

  • CelestialSong
    April 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    I don't even know, but it felt like a very long time. I don't know if I was pushing right or not, I couldn't feel anything. That plus being semi-reclined I believe 100% are the reasons it took a long time (also why I tore very badly).

  • connorsmama06
    April 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    My first was 1.5 hours, second does not count. He got stuck in my pelvic bone. Doctor pulled him out with his hands and me pushing. Third. 2 min 1 push 

  • YzmaRocks
    April 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM
    1 - 20-25 minutes

    2 - 40-45 minutes

    3 - not sure. Maybe an hour?

    All three were natural deliveries.
  • carr676
    by carr676
    April 24, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    my first was abt 30 min..my second maybe abt 10. i couldn't imagine hours!

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