Hi Mamas, I am 12 weeks pregnant and am moving this week to Fresno from the SF Bay Area. I had lovely, drug-free births with my 2 sons at a hospital here in Berkeley with an OB, and I have no idea where to begin in Fresno.
Has anyone delivered at Clovis Community? What is their attitude like toward natural birth? I only have one friend who delivered there and said she was only allowed to stay in bed or sit in the rocking chair because of the monitors...no wonder she ended up with an epidural!
Anyway, I would love to work with a CNM or OB who is just open to letting me do my labor thing without rushing things along. I am also open to home birth, but we'll be at least 20 minutes from the hospital and that makes me nervous. Has anyone worked with a great doula who helped them get the birth they wanted in the hospital?
Thanks for any recommendations or advice you can offer.