Cook/order your dinner, your pt. will need to push.
Crappy strip all day, doc won't call the c/s unitl 1855.
The amt. of 'stuff' a pt. brings from home is inversely proportional to the dilation of the cervix...i.e., if she comes in by herself with only her purse, SHE'S READY TO DELIVER. If she comes in with all her bags, 2 pillows, her hubby, her doula, and her mother, she's a fingertip.
Rain, snow, or any drop in barometric pressure = county-wide SROM.
If you shave and prep her, she will delivery vaginally.
Screaming pt. who is in most NEED of an epidural (because you'll kill her otherwise), you can GUARANTEE the SLOWEST, LOUSIEST, GRUMPIEST anes. doc is on.