I also take timeline notes. Time sort of disappears during labor and birth, so I keep a timeline so that I can write a more detailed birth story. I haven't found that I spend a lot of time away from mom taking notes. She has to go to the bathroom and have intimate time with her partner and I use these moments to jot down quick info. The one birth I didn't take notes on, I was so lost as to the time anything happened or how long things lasted.
5/9/11 at 9:48pm