Okay, so I've decided to go along with my husband's wishes. He wants me at the hospital and has agreed to hire a doula. If we could afford a midwife he'd let me do a homebirth. Anyways now I keep thinking about birthing in the hospital and it's freaking me out!! I keep thinking about all the stuff they're going to push at me regardless if I have a doula. I don't want them taking the baby away for any reason no matter if it's a quick hearing test or whatever. I don't want IV's, I don't want constant fetal monitoring, and my list goes on. I've mentioned these things to my husband and he thinks it will be easy to tell the hospital no. In my experience they don't take no well. I want to relax not worry about pushy doctors or nurses. He said we can stay home as long as I want during labor, except he doesn't want to deliver the baby. So he'd be keeping track of contractions for sure to make sure we leave on time. Okay end of rant.. Any suggestions? Has anyone had a doula at the hospital , and do they really help with the doctors/nurses? I'm seriously stressed out about the hospital.
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1/24/14 at 2:16pm