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Old 03-19-2012, 06:44 AM   #10
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Re: 10 hours of pushing. Yes, I said pushing. Anyone else go long??

That is a sign of trouble and I'm surprised the midwife didn't make you transport! I pushed for 4-1/2 hours and my baby ended up being a severe shoulder dystocia. He had to get pulled out and needed rescusitated and now suffers a lifelong birth injury that requires surgeries and therapies and splinting, and so on.He has limited range of motion even after 4 years of super hard work. I also had an episiotomy, tore all the way, and broke my tailbone from the force of getting him out.

Prolonged pushing is a red flag. I'm glad you and baby are okay.

I've gone on to have 3 c-sections as my babies just keep getting bigger (my first was also a homebirth).
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