Quoting nursemaya (12weeks):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:</b>" I was at 9.5 when they gave me ... [snip!] ... It was your first kid that's different. You likely had hours until you delivered going by average pushing times"
I ended up starting to push roughly 2 hrs after I think.
I was almost 8 cm when I got to the hospital and they were gonna give me one. But I had to get bloodwork done to check my platelets and by the time I was cleared to get it I was 10 cm and baby was partway out along with my intact bag of waters!