Emotions (and hormones) run high in the delivery room, and as a woman literally births another human being through their body, secrets and relationship dynamics are pushed out in the open as well.
OBs, EMTs, and other people who have either delivered babies or been babies shared stories of dramatic moments that happened during labor. They belong in either a sitcom, or a soap opera.
Ambulance officer here.
Got dispatched to "17 year old female, difficult pregnancy. Caller statement: Baby born, didn't know was pregnant. Can't find umbilical cord."
Get there, healthy baby girl born. Mother and grandmother sitting on floor, blood everywhere. Both emotionally shocked. Umbilical cord right where it should be. Grandmother holding baby, outstretches arms and hands me the baby without words while my partner checks out mum.
Grandma comes to me and just says, "I thought she was a virgin!"
Mother had texted grandmother while at work to say "Mum, come home, I've had a baby."
The tension in that room... Holy crap. -Turborg