Originally Posted by z2akids
I am glad to read that both you and baby were fine. Prolonged second stage is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes and you and your baby are absolutely fortunate that a 10 hour second stage with shoulder dystocia did not have any adverse effect.
Honestly, I am truly surprised that your midwife allowed you to continue from home for that long.
Your midwife put you and your baby in grave danger.
I am glad it all worked out. I would seek medical care from an OB if you decide to have another baby.
I'm so tired of hearing about how important a birth is. It is absolutely nothing more than an obstacle between a family and a baby.