About 20 minutes of pushing with an emergency episiotomy at the last push b/c of heart worries. She was fully crowned already and stretching me out slowly, and getting some oil/massage so I wouldn't tear when she started to go downhill fast. I only pushed 5 times in those 20 minutes. She was born perfectly fine with high APGARS, so no cutting was probably necessary.
: She would have been born with the next push anyway.
My second one came out in just a few pushes. She basically moved herself to the opening and I just pushed her out as a formality. Or that's how it felt then.
Both babies were in the 7 pound range and I was in the traditional hospital position during delivery.