I am a volunteer doula at a hospital based birthing center. I have been volunteering there for over 2 years now, and just had my first birth with a OB/GYN. Every other birth has been a midwife delivery. I noticed that the mood in the room changed quite a bit, mostly because he was called in in an emergency situation, (almost 10 pound baby got stuck) but was curious how other doulas have learned to work with hospital staff. The nurses at the hospital are usually fantastic (they are the ones that call us in), and the hospital is very pro-natural birth, but I still have a few Dr's and nurses who are dismissive of my role, or discount my opinion. Just curious if anyone else has any tricks up their sleeve.