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Why are delivery times so different in childbirth?


I've never really understood this one. Can someone with medical experience please explain why some women have fast deliveries while others take a really long time? I'm a petite person ~ 5'4" and 115 (non pregnant) which I've been pretty much my entire adult life. I've given birth 6 times, all natural, vaginal deliveries with no drugs or anything. My deliveries ranged from 2 hours to 4 hours in length. What's up with people that take 12-24 hours for babies smaller than the ones I've had? my kids ranged from 7lb 2oz up to 9lb 10oz. So what's the deal?

 

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    Mom Kat 4 years ago

    Great information here, thank you.

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    Mom Kat 4 years ago

    Total time: first contraction of minor to delivery - none of mine were over 4 hours. Labor & pushing under 2 hours with all 6 of them.


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