Re: Birth Plan for Hospital
MyLovely, you certainly can refuse an IV or choose to eat. The doctor and nurses can't MAKE you do anything. On the other hand, I believe in picking and choosing your battles. You want these people to like you because your care will probably be better if they do.
My mind was set that I'd agree to a hep lock (even though I didn't really want one) and I'd bring my own food to eat if I was hungry. As it turns out, I showed up at 10cm dilated and the medical team was so busy that I was able to sneak by without an IV (woohoo!) and my birth was fast enough that I never got hungry until after my son was born.