- Miss. RubyLove
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I’m adamant on doing everything in my power to achieve a natural childbirth. I have decided on the Bradley method and am becoming addicted to the thought of achieving this goal. My concern is I’m choosing to deliver in a hospital, which has it’s up’s and down’s.
…I know with the choice of having my child in a hospital I have to be very strong and voice my option, and I also realize that a few of my wishes might be slightly altered; I know that hospitals guide you into their preference to make their routine follow suit and with that said, fellow ladies I would like to know what your thoughts are on some of the following topics, if you have decided on what your preference is and what your Dr had to say about it:
IV’s mandatory? Hep-lock ok?
How long you can labor for before being induced?
Can you eat and drink?
How long will they let you push for?
Are episiotomies routine?
Laboring and pushing in any/many positions?
Any perineal support?
Delayed cord clamping?
How long do I have to produce the placenta?
Pitocin after birth?
Vitamin K, eye ointments, Hep B, immediate bath?
My husband finds me to be intriguing that I have so many concerns and wishes, while my mother finds it to be amazing I have done so much research (30 years ago you layed on your back and did what Doc said!)….and my Girlfriends make me feel crazy saying they can’t believe I’m so concerned with this stuff….but ‘Routine’ Does not mean ‘Normal’