I've just got back from a session in tended to introduce us to the 'low dependency labour suite' at my hospital. I should say that I only have the choice of two hospitals, and was really only going to this one because my experience of the other one last time was simply awful.
And I'm over the moon! They are light years ahead of my other hospital choice! They talked about optimal fetal positioning, active labouring, use of essential oils and massage, use of birthing pool, minimal examinations & interventions, and even natural delivery of placenta (not clamping until after cord has stopped pulsing), and encouraging at least an hour of skin to skin (inc breastfeeding) with mammy straight after birth.
I'm sooooooooooo happy
Honestly i'd begun to really worry about this labour / delivery, thinking it was going to end up like last time, because all the things I'd tried to teach myself about having an active, natural labour would be taken out of my hands one I reached the hospital, but the whole philosophy there couldn't be more in tuned to what I'm looking for, I'm now really looking forward to it and confident of a positive outcome. Come on baby, I'm ready!!!
Just wanted to share