I have to have a section, but still want it as... I don't "crunchy"? Natural? as possible.
The hospital is very, very good. They have birthing pools and hypnobirthing and aromatherapy. But all of that is for natural birth which I won't have.
I know that if I ask for too many special things and doctors or nurses disapprove or roll their eyes at us, THAT would spoil my birth experience more than not asking in the first place and go with the flow.
I don't want to make the procedure more complicated than it is, don't want to cause extra work, but I also want to bf as early as possible and let DH be as hands-on as possible, want a little delay in the cord-clamping, skin-to-skin, etc.
Is this common now or will we be the exception? I really, really don't want to anger staff or make it harder on them, I have already been inpatient for more than a week there and know how awesome they are, how professional and caring. And super-thorough and safe.
How were YOUR special wishes received?