Quoting lolajessup:" If you want all those things do the birth center again. Otherwise get a midwife to do a hospital birth."I just know the birth center isn't covered by our newer insurance so it'd cost over $4,000 if I did it at home or in the birth center whereas it'd be 1,500-2,000 in a hospital OR less. That's why I am thinking I'll have to go the hospital route unless we get a good tax return. Just fear my wishes not being done. I guess I could aim for finding a midwife who is more on the natural side.
Quoting tinana +2:" If you had no complications with your first labor/delivery, you'll be allowed to walk around. As far ... [snip!] ... you'll be fine. You might have to search around for a doctor you'll feel most comfortable with/will understand your wishes."And I'm okay doing that. If it takes a few months bouncing around in the beginning to find one I like, I'll do so. I hear Kaiser (my insurance) also has some Midwifes so that might be a more reasonable answer should I find one that likes my thoughts on the whole labor and birthing process.
Quoting Klaus:" You will have to ask the hospital all of that stuff when you go. Some are more flexible than others. ... [snip!] ... flexible than others. When I had my son the first thing they did was give me an IV. I didn't know enough then though. "So do you suggest I tour both hospitals in the beginning before finding a doctor to work with me or should I do it the other way around? I only have a choice over two hospitals. I am so confused at how to go about it all in the beginning, but I don't want to wait too late into the pregnancy like I did the first time around. I switched to the birth center when I was 33 weeks pregnant with Christopher. It was such a good experience. Of course I had an IV, but I also had GBS.
Quoting I♡C.:" So do you suggest I tour both hospitals in the beginning before finding a doctor to work with me or should ... [snip!] ... center when I was 33 weeks pregnant with Christopher. It was such a good experience. Of course I had an IV, but I also had GBS."
Quoting willoughfam:" Probably just about all of that is possible at a hospital as long as you stick to your guns...except ... [snip!] ... not let her leave with the baby after birth, even with no issues. I believe she was allowed to go home the next day though."
Quoting T♥B:" is north suburban one of the ones you're looking at? that's where i had brooke.."It isn't. Thank God. That's where I ALMOST had Christopher until I heard how horrible their csection rate was and I quickly switched to the birth center.