I've heard bad things about Casper, too. :P Not planning on going ANYWHERE near there until after this baby's born!!
Well, I've had 2 appts at JCHC now. A friend warned me off about one doctor, so I'm seeing the only other one that seems to deal with OB (he's an FP, but still delivers. There are no OBs in Johnson County). He's OK with most of my requests, and up front about what he can't do. (Like he needs 15 minutes of inermittent EFM an hour, b/c of his malpractice insurance. I'd prefer a doppler, but... whatever. Don't plan on being there that long, anyway.
) We compromised on the IV (getting a hep lock, since I have had a PP bleeding issue, although I don't expect one this time), but the one thing he won't budge on is delaying cord clamping. :P DH and I decided that's not a hill to die on... this time. I also told him we'll be declining eye drops/Vit K/Hep B, and he seemed OK with that. Don't think he realizes yet that we have our own pedi (we use Dr. Wohl in Sheridan, and LOVE him) and that he won't be treating the baby once we leave, but that's OK. We'll listen to his little lecture and be done with it.
I did tell him I didn't want to see the nurse anesthesist, at all. I didn't want to know if she's in the hospital, seriously. I told him I wouldn't be able to relax, and I really felt my labor would stall if I had to deal at all with her. He was VERY understanding, and said if push comes to shove, we'd call the other anesthesiologist to come in, if I needed it, and I wouldn't have to see her.
OTOH, I do think he's kind of placating me for the time being, and that when I get into labor, things could be REALLY different. Still, the nurse who gave me my tour said that he's usually REALLY good at listening to his laboring mothers, and since I'm not exactly a new mom, we'll be OK.
Funny thing about the twins' birth: I put my oldest daughter in American Heritage Girls this year. She had an overnighter at the church they meet at, and when I picked her up, one of the other leaders and I realized that she was the nurse who was at the twins' birth!! She says she remembers and tells that birth story quite a bit, too.
She's a real sweetheart, apparently I didn't scare her too badly from L&D. hehehe I did reassure her, though, that we'll be having this one in Buffalo... she said that's probably good, she didn't think I'd make it to Sheridan this time! LOL