~ Karen ~ says
February 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm
Congratulations hun! How exciting, all the best to you
I have had 5 children, 3 pregnancies, I have two sets of twins. All natural births.
My first labour was 32 hours long, it was horrible towards the end I was getting really sick and it was just a very bad experience, I eventually had my twins, a boy and a girl completely natural drug-free birth.
:: 39 weeks
:: weighed 8lbs 2oz & 8lbs 5oz
My second labour was around 14 hours long, much better experience, I had an epidural which made things a lot less painful as well. I had another boy and girl.
:: 37 weeks
:: weighed 7lbs 3oz & 6lbs 1oz
My third pregnancy (and final) was 6 hours long, I had an epidural and things were very easy, she was born naturally, no stitches needed.
:: 37 weeks
:: 6lbs 8oz
New moma! says
February 23, 2014 at 7:28 pm
Awww! I hope I’m not too late in answering!
I went into labor on my due date at 6am, right when our alarm went off.
I didn’t know I was in labor until 12pm. (I chalked it up to just weird pregnancy pains/symptoms). We went to the hospital at 6:30pm, when my contractions were 5 mins apart. (Cos that’s what they told us in our birthing class). I was sent home ay 9pm because I was only 1 cm dialated.
We went back to the hospital at 1am. They put me in a labor room because it was really dead at the hospital. By 7am, my water still hadn’t broke and I was not dilated any more, and my contractions were 10mins apart.
The doctor on-call finally saw me at 9am and she broke my water and gave me Pitocin. Finally it stared moving along! I gave birth vaginally at 2:51pm.
(The student doctor who was there in the morning was ready to send me home again but my husband yelled at her and told he we weren’t leaving without a baby! lol)
So I was in labor 38 hours.
Good luck!!!!!! I swaer, it’ll be easy. It’s only 1 day of your life! … Well maybe 2.
February 23, 2014 at 6:44 pm
Huge Congratulations!!! It shouldn’t be too long now!! =D
I have three boys, ages 4 years, almost 2 years, and 7 months. Damien was born on January 31st, 2006. His due date was February 5th. I opted for an induction with him. I went in at around 6:30 a.m. on the 30th. They started my Pitocin around noon, and broke my water at 2:00. They actually had to adjust my Pitocin levels twice to keep my contractions level and at the right pace. They started getting too strong too fast a couple of times. I opted for pain medication around 9, if I remember correctly. My doctor said that my labor took so long because he was my first, and I was being induced. I started pushing at around 12:30 that night, and he was born at 12:35 a.m. on the 31st. He weighed in at 5 pounds, 14 and a half ounces. He was my smallest. We had to stay in the hospital a couple extra days because they wanted him to gain some weight, and because he had issues regulating his body temperature. Four years later, he’s a healthy (although on the skinny side, not sure where he got that from, LOL), happy little boy, attending his first year of pre-school!!
Jayden was born on April 2nd, 2008. His due date was April 9th, my induction date was on April 6th. He decided he didn’t like either of those dates and came all by himself, lol. I had already made an emergency trip to my doctor’s office because I thought I was leaking water, and had made two trips to the hospital with him because I thought I was having actual contractions. Complete false alarm on the doctor’s visit, and Braxton Hicks on the two hospital trips. The night he finally decided to arrive is a night I wont soon forget, lol. My husband was at work, he was working third shift at the time. At around 11:45, I noticed that I had lost what I assumed was my mucous plug. I called my doctor, (waking him up, of course!), he said that spotting is normal, and not to worry about it just yet until I started showing other signs, etc… A little before 12:30 that night, (and this part may be TMI), after going to the restroom, I found myself urinating on my hand, when I no longer had to use the bathroom. I quickly sat back down and called my mom. I was induced with my first baby, so I had NO idea what to do. I asked her how long to wait to go to the hospital. She informed me that I couldn’t wait, and that I needed to go right then and there. I got off the phone with her, and called my husband, asking him the same question. He told me to wait until my contractions were about five minutes apart, and regular. I then called my husband, and asked him the same question. His response (being on third, he was thinking it was still April 1st), was “that’s not funny!!” I then informed him that I was joking, lol, and he called my grandpa and his mom (his mom took me to the hospital, my grandpa took him). I ended up at the hospital at around 1:30 a.m. It wasn’t long after that I’d asked for my pain meds, because it was beginning to be more then I could bear. The pain meds did little to help, and I felt every single bit of that pain. I was in so much pain the people in the room couldn’t touch me, and I was trembeling, (Jayden has earned the name Jitterbug thanks to that, lol). I started pushing at around 6:20, and my baby was born at 6:35 that morning. He weighed in at a very healthy 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Our hospital stay was standard with him.
Now onto little mister Corbin. He was born August 11th, 2009. His due date was August 18th, and I was also induced with him. Even if I hadn’t been induced, he would have likely arrived that day anyway, as I was already at a 4 when I got to the hospital. He was, by far, my quickest labor. They started my Pitocin at around 8:00 that morning. At noon they broke my water, and the urge to push wasn’t far behind. The nurse checked me at around 12:50 because I was having a LOT of trouble fighting the urge to push. I was at a 9 when she called the doctor to come back to that floor (she was on the pediatric floor at the time). My doctor got there in time for a couple of pushes, and Corbin was born at 1:01 p.m. He was in such a hurry to get here, that he dropped a bit too quickly and ended up bruising his face. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and is the only baby I’ve had to have stitches with so far.
Those are my birth stories. My husband and I plan to try for a girl when Corbin is three, and that will be our very last baby, no matter what gender it comes out. I can’t wait, I actually miss being pregnant oddly enough, lol. Sorry this was so long!! I didn’t expect this to be quite that long!! Best of luck, and I hope labor goes smoothly for you and your little onse! Congrats again!! I’m so excited for you, lol!