Early labor will last approximately 8-12 hours. Your cervix will efface and dilate to 3 cm. Contractions will last about 30-45 seconds, giving you 5-30 minutes of rest between contractions. Contractions are typically mild and somewhat irregular but become progressively stronger and more frequent.
Hereof, how long is the average labor and delivery?
For first-time mothers, the average is 14 hours, though of course it can be much longer or much shorter. For moms who've given birth before, the average labor and delivery lasts around 8 hours.
How long was the longest labor?
My heart goes out to a Polish woman who endured what the experts are calling the longest labor ever recorded. Joanna Krzysztonek dealt with intense pain for 75 days.
How long is the pushing stage of labor?
Now that your cervix has fully dilated to 10 cm, it is time for you to help by pushing. Pushing and what to expect: The second stage can last from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Contractions will last about 45-90 seconds at intervals of 3-5 minutes of rest in between.