I'm about 10 weeks away from my due date and I'm writing up my birth plan. Last time I remember being irritated with the endless stream of hospital personnel. The nurse came in of course to push on my uterus, take blood pressure, offer advil...mostly it seemed like they took my blood pressure every frickin' half hour. But then there were also silly things like the photo lady (which we didn't buy but for some reason I let them take her picture), the food lady to take my order, etc.
Some of these visits were necessary, but I'd like to keep them at a minimum this time. I'm requesting in the birth plan that they not send in lactation consultants or photo people...what am I missing? I can't remember the reasons for all of the visitors.
And second, how often do they REALLY need to do cervical checks? Last time I requested minimal checks and for all I know, they complied because I don't know what's normal. But it sure felt like they checked me too often. It was SO painful and messed with my groove when I had to reposition and lay on my back. Any thoughts?
Edited by Dot-to-Dot - 3/17/11 at 4:44pm