Managed, 1st birth 15-20 minutes. Spontaneous, 2nd birth 1 hour 15 minutes (although I think it had separated long before then and just needed me to stand up for it to come down), 3rd birth UC 1/2 hour, 4th birth UC 1/2 hour. (Both UCs I did nipple stimulation, and squatted when it felt like my body was ready for third stage to be done. By that I mean that I had emerged somewhat out of the "birth bubble" and felt kind of restless.)
Lol, Pam, thanks for that comment. Your ability to examine yourself honestly and then put it out there is so refreshing and important. If everyone would do that, can you imagine how much wisdom could be passed on?
And yeah, that is just so true, I mean the fact that midwives are human and therefore have not only their clients' interests in mind, but their own as well. So many care providers seem to be loath to speak openly about that, and I think that perpetuates this doctor as god/midwife as goddess mentality and the attendant blind trust.