A whole new meaning to baby sitting !!

@oldchem1 (8144)
September 9, 2010 2:32am CST
On Monday my daughter rang me to tell me that the hospital had told her that she was in slow labour! As I Live 60 miles away I decided to come and stay leaving hubby and son at home, I am still waiting - despite a day walking around the Trafford Centre yesterdayand coming last in a pub quiz last night! we are still waiting - think I'm in for the long haul. What is the longest slow labour that you have known?
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11 responses
• India
9 Sep 10
A slow labour probably means a slow progression. If so, the obstetrician would not allow this to prolong too long since the baby would be in jeopardy. Hence they might hasten the delivery by induction of C section. But I hope you are enjoying baby sitting well for your yet unborn grandchild.
@oldchem1 (8144)
9 Sep 10
Thank you for your good wishes
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
9 Sep 10
I just had a 12 hour labour. The doctors speeded it up by inserting a gel I think. But I know my aunt was in the labour room for 3 days moaning in pain all the time. The baby had a big head and he would just not come out! They waited for so long to make it a normal delivery without doing a C section. So that is the longest I have known.
@oldchem1 (8144)
9 Sep 10
Personally i have always been quick - this is driving us all mad!!
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
A week before due, I felt some abdominal pain and my waist felt like hell. It was so painful as if like my extremities would divide. My mom said I must rush to hospital since it could be "it's time". I took a shower and my hubby brought me to the nearest hospital. There the doctor told me it was a false labor. I was too far ahead. The pain went on for two days and I came to the OB-gyne again. She told me I might deliver my baby within the day. Hours past and the pain went on just like having my dysmenorrhea for days! I was having this false labor for 11 days! The baby just didn't go down. 2 cm for 5 days...4 cm for another 6 days. Until I noticed that I seemed to be "leaking". Fearing that my water bag broke we rush to the hospital again and there I was directed to the labor room at 9 p.m. slowly I felt that the pain was getting more intense...then I gave birth to a baby boy by 3 a.m. in just 3 blows! Whew! It was such a relief. Delivering a baby is nothing compared to having PMS and some back pain for 11 days. :-)
@oldchem1 (8144)
9 Sep 10
I'm a bit worried that what this is going to be like but still scared to go home just in case!!
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
9 Sep 10
I really don't know about slow labour. Both of my girls entered the world pretty fast. With my oldest, I never had any contractions until my water broke and after waiting on the doctor once I was at the hospital, I pushed three times and she was in my arms. 20 minutes from water breaking to baby in arms. With my second daughter they induced labour, the doctor broke my water( although I was having contractions with her when I went in)and told my husband that it would be at least two or three hours. They walked out of the room and got my mom from the waiting room and I told her that I needed the nurse. The nurse came in and I told her that I felt the urge to push. They called my husband back to the room and we delivered a baby girl in about 17-22 minutes. Labour seeemed really easy to me.
@oldchem1 (8144)
9 Sep 10
Wow you were very lucky!! I just wish Steph would get a move on !!
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
9 Sep 10
My mother claimed that she was in labor with me for 37 hours but she did have a way of, uhh, "expanding" stories. It could have been a long time, as I was breech, and the doctor had to, as my mother put it, "go in and grab whatever he could" which was my feet and turn me around before I'd come out. I was in labor with my first son for 22 hours. Maybe that wasn't anywhere near a record but, when you're the one in labor, it sure FEELS like a record! Whew! I wish your daughter well and hope she delivers a beautiful baby well worth the wait. I do sympathize with her, poor dear! Please let us know when you're a granny again!
@oldchem1 (8144)
9 Sep 10
I certainly will although things seem to have slowed right down. It is her second wedding anniversary today so I think she's holding out for her meal tonight!!
@offkey (313)
• United States
15 Sep 10
My sister-in-law was in labor with her youngest for 46 hours that was 7 years ago. He just didn't want to come out, and to this day that's how he is he does things in his own sweet time. My friend had a baby last year and was in labor for 13 hours, and had false labor a few days before. Congratulations on the new Grand baby.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 10
Last year I thought my birth with my baby daughter was slow labor. It began at 7am and then it got faster around 11am. Then all of a sudden it went really fast and very painful. My daughter came flying out with me pushing at 2.10pm. I know my mom was in labor with my older sister for three days. She had light contractions. In the end my sister had to be sucked out with a machine. That was very unpleasant and painful I have heard. My mom decided to have a c-section with me. Congratulations, your grandchild has been born.
@Memnon (2173)
13 Sep 10
I've never witnessed/ attended a labour. It was interesting reading other's replies.
@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Sep 10
Hi ya oldchem1 I take it she has now had the baby as I know I am a little tardy in my response to your discussion! The longest I was in labour was 22 hours and that was with my first which I guess would be expected. The other two boys were 3 - 4 hours respectively! I don't know about anyone else, I am sure I have discussed it with friends but my brain has chosen not to store this information.
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
10 Sep 10
When I had my oldest son, I had back labor for over 17 1/2. At that point, I begged my dr. to give me a c-section. I was so tired, I thought there was no way I would be able to push. A half hour late the dr. told me my son's heart beat was dropping, so I did end up having a c-section. My other two children were c-sections as well, so those were planned weeks before...LOL. My sister was only in labor for 2 hours with her first one...go figure!!!! Hopefully you will be a grandma again soon.
• United States
9 Sep 10
I think I may have broken all my acquaintance records as I was in labor for 42 hours with my daughter. They were the hardest, most painful and longest hours of my life. Since I gave birth in a Catholic Hospital they do not resort to C-section unless there are any signs of danger.