OK, I did deliver at St. Ann's this time, and they were the most NCB-friendly. I had a VBAC, so I "had" to wear the fetal monitor and have a heplock placed in my arm, but otherwise, the nurses were very supportive. I stood, sat on the birthing ball and walked around a lot, never lying in the bed at all. I had a doula, but when I started trying to get an epidural (twice, during momentary panic), the nurse (Christy) talked me down more strongly than my doula, and I was able to deliver without it. No one mentioned slow progress or C-section, even though it was another super long labor like my first one. Best hospital experience yet.
Katie (36) Married mom to Patrick (2004), Noah (2006) and Liam (2010) VBAC!!