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Long time and shortest time in labour???

(11 Posts)
MotherofZ Thu 28-Jun-07 14:11:33

Just doing a little poll here (don't know if it has been done before), but what is the longest time and shortest time anyone has been in labour for?

LilRedWG Thu 28-Jun-07 14:12:41

12 minutes, but as it was an elective CS I guess I have no real claim to fame.

JodieG1 Thu 28-Jun-07 14:13:14

My labour with ds2 was written as 73 minutes I think, sure there are loads faster though.

MotherofZ Thu 28-Jun-07 14:14:32

any interesting stories to go with....???

harleyd Thu 28-Jun-07 14:14:33

1st was 2hrs 40mins
2nd was 5omins
3rd was 11mins
wth was 35mins

flossie64 Thu 28-Jun-07 14:17:40

My first waswritten down as 78hrs ,felt like a life time!!
Second was 2hrs 11mins .
I definately don't even have to think which was better LOL
My Mum had 3 of us and her longest labour was 47mins ,I have just come across her nots from 1964, when we were emptying the family house out.

twoplusone Thu 28-Jun-07 14:22:52

harleyd- 11mins.. wow..

My friends 3rd was 25mins from first contraction to delivery..

greedygreedyguzzler Thu 28-Jun-07 14:26:53

i'm going for 3 mins 42 seconds this time! what are my chances do you think?

ChasingSquirrels Thu 28-Jun-07 14:28:35

no 1 - 2hrs
no 2 - approx 15 mins

harleyd Thu 28-Jun-07 14:33:06

ii mins start to finish. i was lucky because i had been admitted to hospital for induction the next day. i was sitting on the end of the bed swinging my legs & got a huge contraction. told midwife i was in labour, she told me not to be silly . me & dh walked down to the toilet, my waters broke, i sat on the floor & a head appeared! the midwife came down and i said i f***g well told you so you stupid bat

MrsTittleMouse Thu 28-Jun-07 18:30:47

8 hours from 8cm (and transition, if my mood was anything to go on) until vaginal birth. Plus 9.5 hours to go to get to 8cm (official medical version), but 2.5 days to get to official medical labour.
DH has just turned to me and said "my God it seemed like a long time didn't it?". Um, yes.

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