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scottishmumto1 Thu 10-Mar-05 20:59:38

hi everybody
how long was your labour from start to finish

Mum2Ela Thu 10-Mar-05 21:00:42

DD 2.5 hrs
DS bout 10 mins less than DD.

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misdee Thu 10-Mar-05 21:01:44

dd1 waters breakign to giving birth, about 36 hrs, but only actually in labour for 8hrs.

dd2, woke up in labour, time i got to the hospital etc and gave birth, 2hrs 45mins.

dd3, had waters broken for me, gave birth 4hrs later, labour was only 2hrs 25mins.

loujay Thu 10-Mar-05 21:02:32

4.5 hours with DD (too quick, no time to think about it!!)

sacha3taylor Thu 10-Mar-05 21:02:35

DS1 - nearly 50 hours!
DD - 13 hours
DS2 - 2.5 hours

I'm not having anymore but at least they got quicker

coppertop Thu 10-Mar-05 21:03:02

With ds1: 40 hours

With ds2: 6 hours

Induced both times.

Newbarnsleygirl Thu 10-Mar-05 21:03:02

12 and half hours. Would have been 10 if I had not have had Pethidine.

mmmmchocolate Thu 10-Mar-05 21:03:37

DD - Induced 11 hours.

Pruni Thu 10-Mar-05 21:07:10

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oooggs Thu 10-Mar-05 21:07:30

waters breaking to birth 24 hrs & 15 min

actual pain labour 13 hrs

ThomCat Thu 10-Mar-05 21:07:41

From the first mile 'ohhh, I think I had a contractions then' (after downing castor oil) to babe in arms - 6 hours, no intervention at all of any description, other than the castor oil!

I consider myself v lucky as it all seemed so spot on with regards to timing.

milward Thu 10-Mar-05 21:07:57

dd1: 7.5 hrs, DD2: cs, DD3: 1.5hrs & 2 weeks early as well!! Luckily had just got everything packed & ready the day before.

emmatmg Thu 10-Mar-05 21:09:00

ds1 = about 30 hours from the first twinge, probably only about 6hrs actually in established labour.
ds2 = 3hr 45 mins start to finish.
ds3 = my notes say 2hrs 19 mins (MW gave me a copy)

lavenderrr Thu 10-Mar-05 21:09:55

ds1 from first mild but painful contractions to giving birth 2 days and 6 hours, real labour about 6 hours

ds2 pains to birth 8 hours

biglips Thu 10-Mar-05 21:10:17

17 hours

lou33 Thu 10-Mar-05 21:10:54

longest was 2hrs 20, shortest was 22mins

Gem13 Thu 10-Mar-05 21:11:27

23 hours officially but it only hurt for the last 8.

5.5 hours second stage - that was the problem!

HappyMumof2 Thu 10-Mar-05 21:14:22

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ThomCat Thu 10-Mar-05 21:14:22

22 minutes, that's gotta by scary, out of control, no time to deal with type scary.

My mate who has 3 and each one was fater than the next said the faster it was the worse it was, and another mate confirmed that, that's why I was happy with my 6 hours.

lou33 Thu 10-Mar-05 21:15:36

would rather fast than some of the labour times on here!

acnebride Thu 10-Mar-05 21:16:10

cor dear this is a painful thread

waters breaking to birth = 7.25 hours but only 1 hr 45 mins established labour IIRC

ThomCat Thu 10-Mar-05 21:17:08

True say lou, true say.

ThomCat Thu 10-Mar-05 21:18:02

My waters never broke.

Socci Thu 10-Mar-05 21:20:18

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Hulababy Thu 10-Mar-05 21:20:33

I was induced at about 6pm on the wednesday evening. By 8pm on the Friday I still wasn't in established labour (despite very very painful contractions since eary hours that morning - got to 2cm). Had cs in the end.

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