Waiting for Relief
(Continued from Part 3) Only this time, I decided to stay in the shower for a longer time. Pushing was growing intense, but I felt like the head had not yet descended, which was rather disappointing given the effort I was putting into each push. I was trying to listen to the “Push Your Baby Out” Hypnobabies track, but the intensity had heightened to the point where I just had to vocalize through the contractions. I got down on my hands and knees in the shower, as that position seemed to make pushing slightly more manageable. By this point, I had been pushing for about 30 minutes, and was growing tired and discouraged.