Doctors and nurses will chat during your delivery about things completely unrelated to you or the fact that you are giving birth. “We talk. We are friends," Dr. Bickman says. "The procedure is not stressful for us, so we can talk at the same time. It’s probably the equivalent level of concentration that you need to eat a pizza.” Obviously if something out of the ordinary happens or there are special circumstances, your doctor kicks it into high gear.