You push -- and push! -- for another 45 minutes, but with great progress. The baby has almost crowned, but not quite. The doctor says to give him one big, heroic push to show him you've got the stamina and a c-section isn't in order. You do, and the baby's head emerges -- yay, you! In 10 more minutes, the baby's outta there.
- Of course, this is just one way your labor and delivery could have gone -- ready to start all over and make some different choices?
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