So now that I've purged myself of all my frustrations:), can I just tell you one cool thing a nurse did. She held on the monitor while my client was in the shower, getting herself soaked in the process. How often do you see that?:)
I wanted to also ask all you wonderful women out there who had a good nurse, to please write a note to the hospital to let them know. When I worked at the hospital most of the good notes came from women who were exceedingly grateful for the anesthesia, and all the bad notes from those who didn't get their epidural in time. I don't think I ever saw a note that told how grateful they were or a nurse that supported them in a natural birth.
I wonder if we did that more, what it might do to the culture of birth....just a thought.