About 15 minutes... Stupid directed pushing though. I should have taken a little longer so I wouldn't tear.
: First push my body told me to do... Second push my body didn't tell me to do, but the nurse said to push on the contraction (which I didn't feel). Baby's head was out on 2nd push. Then third push was again on the next contraction when nurse told me it was happening, and body was out on that push.
I think 30 minutes probably would have been better, to allow my body to stretch for that baby, but oh well. Yes, hindsight is 20/20, and directed pushing sucks!
Oh, and I'm *assuming* it was 15 minutes... I was in the antepartum unit at 7pm (nursing shift change!) and a few minutes thereafter when transition had hit, and they started wheeling my bed out the door, and I felt the urge to push but was told to "close your legs and don't push". They ran me down the hall to the LDR and then moved me to the LDR bed (why would anyone want to labor in that horrible bed?), and we had to wait for NICU team, OB, etc. to assemble. Baby was born at 7:37pm. I'm pretty sure about half the time between transition and baby being born was moving me to the LDR and waiting to be "allowed" to push.