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    Default Pushing stage

    How was your pushing stage with each of your babies?

    With my first it was hard, long pushing time.

    With my second it was easy and to be honest took all the labour pain away when pushing

    I am pregnant with third and I am hoping it would be like the second

    Your experience?

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    Pushing is painless for me too, except that burning ring of fire!

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    15 mins vacuum assisted. I was basically standing until then so felt gravity do a lot of work until pushing.

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    DD - don't know how long but it was fairly quick, she was in distress and was a forceps delivery.

    DS - maybe 5-10mins. He came pretty quickly, no forceps or vacuum.

    I had an epidural both times but it was turned down for pushing. With DS it wasn't painful at all. I couldn't believe how easy his birth was!

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    For me it was all about position. My first I was told to lay flat on my back. That made pushing really hard work. Not sure how long it took, but it felt like forever. My second, I just couldn't get comfortable, so I I spent a while trying different positions. When I finally settled on one, I didn't have to push for long. My third, I didn't push at all, he fell out. . Infact, considering they had just pulled me off the toilet into a standing position, they were screaming at me NOT to push. But alas, he would not wait any longer! Easiest birth ever lol.

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    2 hours 47 minuted pushing first baby

    She was double compound

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    DS1 pushing was 10 minutes. I was on a bed and it was painful. I think it was too quick.

    DS2 pushing was 15 mins. I was standing/kneeling over a bath which was a better position but it felt more painful than DS1'S.

    I feel like I should have listened less to the midwives telling me to push and tried to feel it myself. I had internal stitches after both labours.

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    DS1 about an hour - the contractions were painless and it was tiring but the worst part was the burning ring! I would feel him crown then the contraction was over and everything would slide back up again.

    DS2 about 20mins - again contractions were painless and I spent quite some time fighting the urge to push (was at home waiting for middy to come). The burning ring was nowhere near as bad and pretty sure he only crowned once (maybe twice?) then was out.

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    About 7 minutes, sweet relief! Contractions were hard..

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    First was over an hour, had epidural but it haf started to wear off by then so felt *some* pain but the edge of taken off.

    Second pushing was about half an hour, no pain relief at all. Didnt find it all the bad until she was crowning and was told tp stop pushing. THAT hurt!

    Third was 5 minutes- whole labour was 30 mins and only just made the hospital. They needed to get her out asap as there was meconium in the fluids and she was in distress, one big push and she was out. Again no pain relief.

    Fourth was 23 minutes- water birth so much more calm and relaxed, painful but not as much as #2 and #3, was able to pant as dhe crowned and she just slid out by herself. By far the least painful of all of them!

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