In two weeks I have my first prenatal visit with my Dr. I'd like to ask her some questions upfront to see if she's a good fit for us. She comes highly recommended by a mom who has had four VBACS with her, naturally. Still, the mom (an aquaintance) who recommended her to me is more open to minor intervention than I. What are the things I should discuss with this Dr. off the bat? I'm opposed to eye treatment at birth, vitamin k (not orally though), the cord being cut prematurely (done pulsating), and I want to deliver the placenta naturally (no traction). Those are the things that I can think of that will probably be "abnormal" requests, lol. How should I approach this? By the way, I don't even really want a hossy birth, lol. But, I have some health issues that make it mostly likely that I will feel this is the best decision this time. Thanks for your input!
Oh and a doula! It's so weird to think of meeting with someone like twice and then having them at my birth. I wish one of my good friends were a doula! I think a doula is a good idea to oversee that my birth wishes are met, but it just feels so odd to have someone touching me that I hardly know, lol. I just can't seem to wrap my brain around it, though I do see the possible need since I won't have water this time to help my fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and vulvar vestibulitis. I have sucessfully used other comfort/pain control measures though, so I don't feel "dependent" on the water I guess, it's just so nice!
Edited by JENinOR - 2/19/12 at 4:14pm