Edit: I didn't trust my memory, so quickly googled it:
"For a first baby, the average length of the first stage of labour is 12 to 14 hours, the second stage 1 to 2 hours and the third stage 5 to 60 minutes"
I imagine lots of sources would have different times though too. And another thing that brings the average to less than 20 hours are people like my SILs who have their first under 5 hours.
But personally, I never noticed a change between these 3 stages. I only noticed a change between pre-labour to established labour...to when the baby came out! I also wonder how accurately these times are recorded. I know our midwife asked us what time we wanted recorded for our long labour - I replied "Don't care, he's out now - you can put it from the breaking of the waters if you like as no one will believe it went for two days and it doesn't really matter".
Truly, in the end, you don't care about all this. A healthy bub trumps it all and it's all worth it!
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23-05-2013 21:07 #81
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23-05-2013 21:43 #82
23-05-2013 21:45 #83
my mum was in labour for 36 hrs with me, I was the only one she wasn't induced with and said it was the best one for that reason except how long it was. It was long enough for them to send my dad home and then call the wrong number to get him back to the hospital lol.
23-05-2013 22:14 #84Junior Member
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Thanks for the kind words ladies. I knew the baby shower was coming up but kinda hoped I'd have a bfp before I had to go there :-)
23-05-2013 22:18 #85
Did your dad get there in time wobbler? Your poor mum!
My vitex says to take 3 a day too, but it varies upon when I remember - some days 1, other days 3. Which reminds me...to take preg vitamin before bed - goodnight!
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23-05-2013 22:19 #86
23-05-2013 23:50 #87
With my DS (Not a normal labour) I started losing my plug around 11pm Sunday Night (now THAT puts the TTC Talk of EWCM to shame...think...golfball sizes of the gunk! YUCK!!!) 1AM Monday my waters broke. I was only having irregular start/stop contractions, but not dialated AT ALL!!! Until 7pm Monday...At which stage i found myself happy sitting on the toilet for over an hour. I got a contraction when i stood and those ones HURT! So i kept sitting...lol we found i was 3cm, but not coping with being in pain and no sleep since Saturday night, so got an epi, slept all night, only got to 6cm, and at 9.55am Tuesday, DS was born via Csect
In hindsight, if i had slept when i was told too, instead of getting all exciting and staying up sunday night...and stayed on the toilet, then stood up and rocked it may have been a different outcome than me crawling on the bed exhausted and passing out between contractions..oh well, all info to remember for next time
24-05-2013 05:51 #88
So I've been reading up on possible side affects if vitex and mid cycle spotting is one of them. That's the only thing I've done differently this month so thinking that might be the cause if my mid cycle spotting. I started taking it to try to reduce my long cycles but think I'd prefer the long cycle to the random constant spotting. Plus I've had headaches while in it too. Has anyone else had side effects from vitex?
24-05-2013 07:20 #89
I've heard headaches can be a symptom. I don't know about spotting. I have Vitex tea & haven't had any symptoms.
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24-05-2013 07:24 #90Member
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So in sitting at the pathology waiting room waiting to get my blood test fingers it comes back with good numbers fx
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