Lily, I think that's great. You are being positive and respectful and getting your feelings across. The only thing I would add is that in the event that a medical intervention should become necessary, that you have an opportunity to discuss anything that is being done in advance, and that you wish to avoid any augmentation of labor unless it is medically necessary. Might want to add what your wishes are with respect to an episiotomy too, unless you are comfortable with your doctor knowing your wishes. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Thanks, 1stTimeMama! Very helpful. Our doc never does episiotomies and rarely augments, but I might have a slightly expanded version of the plan in case she can't make the birth for some reason... And I'll definitely add the part about discussing any interventions in advance with DH and doc.
Thanks everyone! I'll clean it up a bit and have my doctor look it over next week.
On a completely unrelated note, here's even more reason to avoid the post-birth bath at the hospital. Apparently some common baby soaps are causing newborns to test positive for marijuana.
I was told to request double stitching on your uterus in case of a c-section. Don't know if that's what you mean.