athy Posted May 26, 2003 Share Posted May 26, 2003 ..I used to volunteer on a maternity ward one winter.. me too!.. t'was last autumn for 2 weeks during my holidays.. i wanted (or still want :shrug: somehow) to become a midwife... so i read loads of books bout pregnancy and birth and stuff watched every single telecast on the topic so after bout 1,5 years i was /am very informed about it :D :oops: :D so to amy: i think the birth itself with all the contractions can last about 8-12 hours averagely.. though it's quite normal too if it takes only 3 hours (as it was at my birth.. haha i was very speedy at that time.. almost came out in the taxi ;) ) or bout a day.. some births are even faster 1 or 2 hours or they may take 48 hours.. but that's pretty seldom.. me personally, i'm not that afraid of the pain during the birth of the children i hopefully will have... i'm rather curious on the experience.. omg sounds a bit odd ahm.. yes and the water thingy.. i think it depends very much on the woman /mother.. some feels more relaxed.. anotherone doesn't like it Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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