Re: Intensity of pushing
I'm with you OP, my pushing stage was way more crazy than I ever expected. My babe was in distress and the OB (the midwives had to call him because the heart rate dropped too low) wanted to do an emergency c-section, so I had literally minutes to push babe out. I ended up pushing 3 times for every contraction, it was very intense. Even through transition I was pretty peaceful, but I'm told people on the other end of the hall were cringing at my screams/growls during pushing. lol. But I got him out just as the OB tried to wheel my bed away into the operating room!