Originally Posted by featherstory
I was just thinking if I did contact them now would they treat me better now or if they had never seen me before, if I contact them now, they would know there was something up that someone so close to birth has only just contacted the hospital, right? I feel like if they don't have some stigma attached to me already, I can better control and get more respect if I should need to come to the hospital.
Yes, I would do a walk through, and ask questions about their various routines and expectations. However, I would not say that I was UCing, though I might say I was planning to give birth at home and wanted to be prepared in case transfer of care became needed.
Unless you made several visits so as to meet a variety of the staff nurses ahead of time, I don't think you'd be able to gain the benefit you seek with respect to becoming known by them in advance. It could help you to do that walk through, and ask some questions so that *you* will be familiar withe hospital to an extent, in case you need med help. But I seriously doubt that you will be able to make a dent in potential stresses coming from them upon transferr--and you may instead find that you have only 'prepared' them for hassling you more, and for calling CPS when you come in. UC is not looked kindly upon by most med professionals--and even homebirth w/attendant may be 'bad' to the people who could greet you upon transfer if that occurs.