So we all make mistakes don't we?
The primip I was waiting on had a section Saturday morning. We had labored at home for almost 24 hours, with lots of little things that were "off". Finally we transported. It was a good transport, they were nice to her. They let her labor for another 6 hours before going into surgery. Baby is okay, mom is okay.
My mistake was in checking dilation. I'm not sure what I was actually feeling, but it FELT LIKE an 8 cm cervix. I could even get my finger between it and the baby's head. I could feel suture lines and fontanels. The next time I checked her on the birth stool, she was really only 6 cm. I was embarrassed and disgusted with myself for being wrong on her dilation. I've felt that "false lip" once before. I'm still not sure what it really was, but it sure felt like cervix to me.
I guess the reason I've had so many risk out/faerylady missing is because I still need more experience.
Feeling demoralized today.