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May 12th, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Katy Moore Katy Moore is offline
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I'm also having a hospital birth, but my midwife has been there for quite a few years, and all the nurses love her. The best advice I've gotten so far is:
bring treats! I'm planning on baking cookies or something for the nurses as soon as I think I'm in labor, as long as I have the time!
Bring a birth plan anyway, even if the midwife says not to.
State everything positively in your birth plan. Instead of saying "I do NOT want this", say "I would prefer to avoid this.."
Room in. It'll be so much harder for them to do anything if you and DH are right there with the baby. If the baby's in the nursery, you might not know what went on!

Having the doula is definitely a great choice if you'll be at a hospital, and she'll most likely make sure no one does anything they're not supposed to!

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