Women talk about how long their labors lasted, but I want to know how long your labor lasted, and how much of it was painful?
My labor with Charlie was 24 hours, and I had regular contractions as soon as they started. The contractions started getting pretty painful at the 4 hour mark, and were very painful around the 6 hour mark. I got my epidural after 10 hours (6 hours after we got to the hospital because they were so busy that night... i was 8 cm dilated and in kill me now pain).
My labor with Olive was way faster. Contractions were so painful an hour after they started, I couldn't even walk into the hospital. I got an epidural only 2 hours after my contractions started! My total labor was 9 hours.
What about you?