Quick. I'm really busy and want to get in and out as quick as possible. 5 - 10 mins is fine with me.
I want to feel like I have time to ask questions but expect to get most of my info from books and classes.
I want someone who will take the time I need to talk with me about things that worry me. I'd like not to feel rushed and have time to chat.
It's easy for me to adapt to new places and I'm comfortable anywhere including hospitals.
I'm feeling pretty confident about birth but I think hospital is the safest place for me.
I would feel safest with care providers that view birth as a natural life process not like a medical emergency.
I'm not worried about limitations on what I can eat/do. It doesn't bother me to feel constrained. It's only one day in my life. I'd prefer that the staff make the decisions for me.
I like to have freedom and choices, but I can work with limitations if they're medically necessary.
I want to be able to move about, eat etc. I get stressed out if I'm restricted. I want to be involved in decision making.
I'm ok with the midwife I meet on the day and having my consultant arrive at the end if he's around.
I would prefer to have a known midwife with me from early on in labour. It's nice to have a familar face.
I dont care whether I use a tub or not.
I think it would be nice to have the option of labouring in water.
I would LOVE to labour in water and maybe have a waterbirth
I want an epidural available to me when I want it
I want an un-medicated birth and want to have people around me who know how to help me achieve that. I'd like to use complimentary therapies such as hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, hypnosis and maybe a doula.
I am totally fine with whatever medical interventions will make birth quicker, eaier and less painful for me.
I want to have as natural an experience as possible, with as few routine procedures as possible.
I'm not concerned about how the baby comes out.
I really want to avoid a cesarean
I look forward to being in the hospital and hopefully the staff will have time to help my baby and I.
I want to be home with my baby as soon as possible and have private post natal care at home with my midwife for the first week or so.