UPDATE: Thanks for all your kind words of wisdom. I was able to focus on laboring then on my baby rather than worrying about trying to be a "good" pt.
My labor was long... water broke at home, then I had 12 hours of walking to get the contractions working harder, then was on pit, then accepted an epidural, then had a c-section... baby boy was born 25.75 hours after my water broke. Now we know that my pelvic bones are too small (his head wasn't the problem, it was me) and all future babies will be c-sections.
(baby boy; 6 lbs, 13.9 oz; 20 in long; 14 in hc; head full of hair; long eye-lashes (according to all the L&D nurses); and so adorably cute!)
The nurses were amazing throughout my whole labor, recovery and post-partum stay!
Thank you for all the care and expertise you offer to your patients!