I had heard some horror stories....
About the woman who went into labor during an 'evil' time. The midwife hung her upside down so the baby wouldn't be born.
But then I encountered it first hand. A lady who insisted on having her baby on the 15th of november, 9:11 am. And left the how to us. The baby had to come out by then, by hook or by crook. So we posted her for caesarean. Indication : Maternal request.
8:30 am : The lady was wheeled into theatre.
8:45 am : Anaesthesia
9:00 am : We started
9: 05 am : We entered the abdomen
And then we waited.......
9:11 Baby out
So everyone lived happily ever after....