pushing only took about 10-15 minutes though. transition was the most intense of any labor/transition i've had.
eta: my coping technique was to be on all fours in the shower with two big towels folded in half and draped over my lower back. the water soaked the towels and made them heavy enough to put some good pressure on my back. a couple times i tried taking the towels off, because they were cold and i was out of hot water, but it was UNBEARABLE without the towels. i don't like being touched in labor-too much sensory input for me, i can't integrate the energy of being touched and ctxs, so dh didn't put pressure on my back. but the towels did the job.