I had a third year student who was fantastic throughout my whole pregnancy, especially asking questions at appointments that I either hadn't thought of or wasn't confident to ask. During the labour she was exceptional - calm and supportive, and fantastic at coaching me to push. I honestly don't think I could have managed the way I did without her, and felt more comfortable with her than my actual midwife who unfortunately had to keep running around fixing a faulty drip. She even stood in the shower holding the nozzle on my back while DH had lunch (I couldn't tolerate the smell of food). I will definitely get another student next time around.