I am usually just a lurker on this board, but I had to share this!
I had my bi-weekly c/u yesterday with my OB (there is 1 OB and 2 MW in my practice that you rotate seeing). I brought in my birthplan for him to check over. Since this is a completely new town and state and Dr. this time around I have been really nervous that they wouldn't be open to my requests. It's a really small town (20,000 pop) and I was afraid they would have their way of doing things and that's it. I gave him the birthplan and he actually read the whole thing right there ( I figured he'd take it and put it in my chart and that's it) and said he didn't have a problem with any of it. He just said that I would probably have to go with the continual fetal monitoring but that they have improved since DD was born and you can walk around etc with them, and that if LO stays breach they will have to do a c/s but that most likely she will flip well before time. Anyhow, I have been very worried about how all that would go over and figured I'd have to fight for my rights, I am so relieved now!! I feel like now I can finally just relax and enjoy the last few weeks.
Here's my only question: Should I take the birth plan along on my tour this weekend so I can talk it over with the hospital personnel or is that overkill?