Was your labor an easy labor or where there complications?

Most of mine were ok labors, some would think them easy because I stayed at home as long as I could with babies 3-5 and the last three were born at home.

With my first though, my water broke first and of course since it was my first they wanted me to go right to the hospital. They were still concerned I wouldn't be able to deliver baby because she was measuring big. Our daughter was not born until nearly 24 hours later. My labor was slow, as it usually is for a lot of first time moms, so I spent much of my time walking and being monitored. Finally about 12 hours in they induced me with pitocin. I had demerol first and then my husband said that I requested an epidural (I don't even remember doing so!). The first epidural did not work and hurt (it wasn't suppose to hurt so bad!) so I got another one and it didn't work either and I still felt all the contractions in one side. They said I experienced what they call a "window" . I admit I did not know how to push and pushed wrong so it took me 50 minutes of pushing to push our daughter out. I had an episiotomy (OUCHIE!). My back and bottom were sore for a very long time due to the "trauma" they went through.

So my complications were medical interventions. What about your labor, easy or were there complications?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    08/01/14
    They were all pretty easy, even with Andrew who had a mind of his own. The longest I've been in active labor is 4 hours, usually about 12 hours from the time the contractions got steady to the time I had baby. Pushing about 10-20 minutes at the most.
    With Andrew, I had my membranes stripped and it immediately started labor. Got an epidural at 6 cm, and labor stopped. completely Stopped. So they gave me pitocin and it got going again. He was coming out sideways-the back of his head was by my left leg while his nose was facing my right leg. He got stuck on my pelvis. They threatened to vacuum him out because his heart beat was lowering to 120 with every contraction. The next push he came out. We got to hold him and love on him and his breathing wasn't right. He spent an hour in the NICU then we got him back because his breathing evened out. Daddy stayed with him the whole time, though. It ended up he had swallowed amniotic fluid and had severely low blood sugar. They tested his blood every hour. Poor little guy has major scars all over his feet.
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