I think I would trust my ‘mum/body instinct’ more. There were times throughout my birth that I tried to speak up about something to my midwife and they would brush it off as something different, so I’d let it go. E.g. I felt an urge to push after just being assessed at 4cm dilated. I was told to under no circumstance push because I couldn’t have progressed that quickly (roughly 15 mins after). I was dismissed twice within the space of about 15 minutes and after finally getting through to the midwife, they checked and I was, in fact, ready to push. Listen to what your body is telling you ladies! We are very in tune with our bodies.