I'm totally stealing this from Amy. Though I only have one labor to discuss.
How long was your labor?
Almost four days . . . with pretty tough labor for about sixteen hours.
How did you know you were in labor?
Contractions! They got serious after we had the car seat installed. :>)
Where did you deliver?
Hospital, though I'd have jumped on a birth center if it were available, and if the laws were favorable to allow home birth attended by a midwife, I'd have seriously considered it.
Sigh. I withstood 3.75 of the nearly 4 days of labor naturally. I even handled the pitocin. But when it became clear that Goose had to be yanked out with forceps, the OB on duty required me to have an epidural. I hated it.
Thank the Lord, no.
Sigh again. My Certified Nurse-Midwife was there nearly all the time at the hospital but an OB had to swoop in for the forceps.
Someday, I'll post Goose's birth story, since I'm a huge birth story junkie. I'd love to hear yours - leave a comment or link!