Last week I had to go into the hospital where I'm giving birth to be monitored due to reduced baby movements. Anyway while I was there they were so busy they had to put a lady opposite me who was in labour up on the unit I was on. Anyway, she was a first time mum and she was really frightened, she was crying and kept asking if it was normal to be in that much pain and she was making horrible in pain noises (not screaming) when this midwife checked her. The midwife suddenly snapped at her saying "oh for goodness sake, loads of women do this every day and don't make a fuss! How are you going to cope if you can't even cope now when you are only 2cm dilated?!" The lady didn't respond (I think she was shocked) and then the midwife tutted and walked off. Then, she had a gush of water come out of her and she beeped for the midwife to come back and a differnt one appeared, saying she was wasting their time and she needed to keep quiet because she was upsetting the other people in the unit! She wasn't upsetting me at all and I actully wanted to go hold her hand, but I didn't because I was strapped to a monitor on the bed! Anyway, so I am now really worried I will be treated like shite when I go into labour. I know for a fact I'll be scared and there will prob be lots of tears... has anyone ever experienced a nasty midwife before when in labour? How did you deal with it?