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Old 02-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #12
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Re: FTM natural birth in hospital

I've had 2 unmedicated births at hospitals. For both I had a doula and a birth plan that spelled out my desire for no epidural.

This time I don't think I will have a doula, but I will have a birth plan. We will be clear as soon as we arrive that we are having a natural birth- last time they wrote it on the board so any nurse that came on duty would be aware.

I also discussed it with my OB before the birth and gave him a copy of my birth plan. I sort of made sure my birth plan was everywhere- in my file, with my chart, at the nurses desk, etc.

You need to make sure your husband will advocate for you too. There will be times you are literally unable to speak for yourself. good luck!!
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