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How to push a baby out fast?

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On average it takes 1-3 hours to push a baby out. The average for first time moms is 2 hours. Some moms can push their baby out in just minutes.

An epidural can increase the length of pushing. The position of the baby can increase or decrease the length. The position of the mom effects it as well. You also don't want to push the baby out too fast because that can increase your risk of tearing.


Once you're at the point when you're ready to push remember to breathe through it, picture your baby coming out. Pushing a baby out is extremely tough, may take awhile. Being fast about it is not gonna happen, but I was told and it helped to grunt/ growl deeply while breathing out. Push like your making a bowel movement lol.

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