Aw, you'll be fine. I've had two 9 pounders with minimal tearing and short pushing phases. My 9,1 was 20 minutes of pushing. My 9,3 was 6 minutes. 2 tiny tears with the first, 1 tiny tear with the second. Easy! I'm 5'5" and medium boned, if that helps. If my husband had agreed to it, I would have birthed at home and been just fine. You will too! Good luck.
4/28/07 at 10:35pm