We were a HB transfer with my first in a very small town with very rigid rules and ideas about things contrary to our personal views and ideas!!! From the time we got there, we put our foot down. Told them everything we expected up front and we weren't joking. We made it clear that we are protected by law to have our wishes followed and we expected them to do as we requested. We said upon birth, no one was to touch the baby without my DH or I present and in agreement with the touching. All exams and checks of my baby were to be done on my bed. We were not utilizing the nursery and didn't even want a plastic box in out room (although, we still had the box there) We were not vaxing, no hearing exams, no testing, no circing, nothing. AT ALL!!!! They were very furious about it. Especially the ped who demanded our baby be in the nursery upon our arrival. My response was, "I pay your bill, you do as I say!" I am very lucky to have a DH who is an activist when it comes to all of this stuff and he was totally our best advocate when I was unable to be. He took that role and I am grateful for that. We have child protective services in our room that night for 2 hrs investigating us as unfit parents for declining "routine infant care" but we knew what our rights were/are, stood by them, and never wavered despite their threats of "oh, your baby could die if..." We declined a bath and our son was labeled a biohazard. Funny, seeing as I was not given the option to bathe! :*) My suggestion is to go through a very medicalized birth plan and worst case scenario of all that could be done and make your objection list from there. Know what you are against and why and how you are protected so they can't bully you! If I had to do it all over again, which I pray I never have to (hoping for successful homebirths!!!), I would do things exactly the same but decline a few other things like manual stretching of my vaginal wall, clamping the cord too soon, suctioning my baby, etc... But those are things that were not as important at the time that I look back on and add to my objection list!!!