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Janice asked:
How long will my labour be?

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Angeline Anthony answered:
Every woman's labor is unique. In some cases, labor is over in a matter of hours — or less. In other cases, labor tests a mother's physical and emotional stamina. You won't know how your labor will unfold until it happens. You can prepare, however, by understanding the typical sequence of events. Labor is classified into 3 stages. – Stage 1: The cervix dilates and thins. In this phase, contractions grow from mild to intense as your cervix dilates till 10cm. It starts from early labor, which can last for days – Stage 2: You push the baby out. Here, the baby descends through the pelvis, down through the birth canal. Pushing may last anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours on average. – Stage 3: The delivery of the placenta. This can range from 15 minutes to an hour after your baby is safely delivered.

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Sonia answered:
How long your labour lasts will mostly depend on: 1. whether you've had a baby before and how long ago that was 2.whether you keep upright and move around in labour 3.how easily your cervix opens up (dilates) 4.the strength of your contractions 5.whether you have an epidural 6.the position of your baby Normally, 1st baby will be longer, 10-12 hrs.

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Narunaru answered:
Really depend and different for each woman and even different for each pregnancy. Good luck

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Shihua answered:
Mine was really fast. I went in around noon to insert a tablet to induce delivery and the doc told me nothing will happen till the next day. But by 2pm I already felt my baby's head coming out. and by 3pm every was over.

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Connie answered:
I guess no one can tell you how long exactly your labour will last. it very depends on your actual labour situation. I believe your labour will be expedited if you've labour experience or prepared well for the labour. Basically, there are 3 stages of labour. -First stage: when contractions gradually open up the neck of your uterus (cervix). The first stage of labour consists of early labour (3cm or 4cm dilated), active labour (3cm or 4cm to 10cm) and the transitional phase (8cm to 10cm dilated, this stage ends when you get the urge to push) -Second stage: when you push your baby out into the world. -Third stage: when you deliver the placenta. The labour process varies for everyone. It can be as fast as 10 or 15 minutes or as slow as few hours...

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Connie answered:
I guess no one can tell you exactly how long your labour

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fadhyan answered:
it depends actually. i was rushed to the labour ward at 2 am to check my contractions,and was rushed to the delivery ward as my cervix has open up by 4cm.at 4 am they burst my water bag and i was told doctor will come at 8am. 8am, contractions became harder and by 8.45 i was asked to pushed baby out.by 930 baby is finally out. hope it helps.

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April answered:
I feel it depends how eager baby wants to come into this world, how fast the cervix dilates and wheter it is a smmoth delivery or has complications hence every labour varies. I admitted to the hospital at 8am as instructed by Gynae to induce. About 9am, Gynae ruptured my water bag, dilation was 3cm. At 1pm, my girl arrived with normal delivery but was vacuumed out as Ai have used my all my strength to push. I have friends whose labour range between 8-24hrs.

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Achi answered:
Its different with each mother,my was take 11 hours, and I give birth by natural way.

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June answered:
It varies. I was admitted around 10+pm, but delivered by 12midnight. Fast and speedy. I have friends who have labour over 10-20hours.

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Irene** answered:
I was admitted from 11am to 9 plus in the night before my delivery of the first child, whereas, my second child, I was admitted 10pm and she came to the world at 01:55am. During labour, it would be good not to ask for the oxygen gas if possible. You will be feeling the great sense of power of being a mother. ^_^

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