I pushed for a long time with DD (2.5 hours) and tried every position under the sun. Then my midwife started lightly threatening to transfer me to the hospital if I didn't get her out soon. NO WAY was I going to the hospital after all I went through to get my home birth, so that was the motivation I needed. I ended up giving birth on a birth stool. DH was sitting right behind me on a chair. That wasn't the greatest for him because he couldn't see what was going on, but really, who cares about him as long as you get the baby out.
I was having a lot of trouble getting her out and then found that it was much easier once I really sunk my butt down lower in the hole of the birthing stool. When I sat on top of it, maintaining about a 90 degree angle at my knees, it didn't work, but when I made it more like a squat, she finally came out.
Sarah, mother to Eloïse (5/2005), Lucas (3/2008) and Ilias (7/2011), and due with #4 (March 1, 2014)