(Original post by digitalis)
There is a thread about these experiences that has been going on for eleven years with >3000 posts in it, so these are common themes
Some tips from the medical side!
1.) Give medical students a break. We need to see a certain number of deliveries (like 8). That's all. We only have a few weeks to do this, whereas you guys have 3 years. It is important for us to be able to manage a woman in labour as a doctor, the public would be reasonable to expect it. We aren't interested in stealing your show, really.
2.) The whole 'woman/client' thing is another bugbear. Yes, we know pregnancy and labour is a natural process but clouding the terminology in BS is just cringey. It doesn't mean we don't respect the patient any less by calling them a patient, we wouldn't be doing medicine if we didn't.
3.) It's not 'call the peed', it's ' call the paediatrician/neonatologist'