BTDT Ladies, How Long Were You in Labor?

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BTDT Ladies, How Long Were You in Labor?
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 8:40am

Women spend much more time in labor than they did 50 years ago, a new study has found, and one reason may be that obstetric practices have changed.

Scientists at the

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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 1:49pm
Active labor... 13.5 hours with my first, 6 hours with my 2nd.

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Thu, 04-26-2012 - 3:04am
Active labor 2 1/2 hours with my 1st... 2nd c-section...
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Registered: 09-18-2007
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 11:12pm

A quick question first: what's active labor? Is it from the time you start having painful contractions?

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