We've been planning a homebirth, but due to an unresolved complete placenta previa, need to schedule a cesarean. :/ We had decided upon UNC Chapel Hill for a number of reasons, particularly because we've heard a number of anecdotal stories about how family-centered their cesareans have been for many people there. E.g. dimming the OR lights, baby immediately (or within 1 minute) skin to skin with mom, breastfeeding in the OR, etc. etc. etc.
Today we met with our referral physician and it did NOT go well. He poo-poo'd basically everything from the simple "play some music" options through the skin-to-skin/breastfeeding option. Didn't even bother trying to talk to him about great new things out there like slow cesareans or mom scrubbing up and getting to catch her own baby. :/ It was a meeting full of physician/surgeon lingo promising he was the best, there could be complications but he knows tricks to ensure those don't happen, and blahblahblah. All the bs, and more, of why we homebirth if at all possible. Now granted, this guy is one of the maternal-fetal-medicine Obs, so he's definitely more from the "high risk" camp, which I'm sure colors his view.
Aaaanyway... So after hearing other stories about positive experiences, I've emailed a few friends/doulas about which physician group and/or specific physicians have been so much more friendly, but figured I should/could check here, too. I'm guessing either "regular" UNC Ob or the UNC Family physician group. Anyone know for sure/have personal experience or recommendations? Do you think I can just call either of those up at 30 weeks and get in with any of them?
Thanks so much!