AlmostThere wrote:26 hours is not the worst... try three days (not me - someone I know).
Three days for my wife on our first one. For the second child, her labor was not very long, but I was out of town (and out of any assistance range), so she drove herself to the hospital to deliver by doing the driving between contractions, because she didn't want to call and wake up her folks or any available friends in the wee hours of the morning. She is in fact a way stronger than average hiker, too, with a high strength to weight ratio. However, her hiking ability doesn't seem to derive as much from athleticism and strength as it does from her mental toughness.