When I was in labor with my youngest, I was still dialating when a male "med student" came into the room and asked if he could "feel the cervix". The female nurse had just stepped out after checking to see how much I was dialated when he came in and asked. I was quite uncomfortable and said I would rather not...he began to argue with me, saying how he was going to school to be an OB-GYN/PED and needed to learn first hand how things "look and feel". I said I'm sorry, but I'm just really not comfortable with that...he actually became upset with me and started criticizing me for "denying him a learning experience that he would not get out of a text book"! I became so nervous and upset my DH finally stood up and told the man to leave the room and NOT come back in as his wife did not need to be upset by his rudeness during labor, and to go find "another guinea pig in labor" to learn on! The man left obviously angry, slamming the door behind him!! I burst into tears! It was awful! I complained to the nursing staff about it and they just justified that he was only trying to learn and that no one else would allow him to "check them either" so he was a bit frustrated! I said that's not my responsibility and I shouldn't be made to feel obligated in anyway to do something that makes me uncomfortable during child labor, a time when I should be as comfortable as possible! What's your worst labor experience?
on May. 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM