A lovely little story from work (made my day, anyway).
I don't always work on Delivery Suite but this particular evening I was helping out as another Team was short. I had applied a cardiotocograph (or CTG as it's better known) to a woman's belly to monitor the baby's heartbeat and contractions on a strip of paper -not routine, but this woman had had complications. The baby's heartbeat was looking fairly flat, which is not desirable but sometimes occurs when the baby is less active. "Hmm",says I, "I think this baby needs to wake up..."
So the father-to-be then puts his face really close to Mum's belly and says "WAKEY WAKEY BABY!". Lo and behold the recording of the fetal heart immediately starts to jump and accelerate and look far more normal!