Hey guys, first time mama here. I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on common hospital protocols for labor & delivery and for baby care post delivery? Trying to put together my birth plan so my husband and I can advocate for myself and baby but there is so much I don't know. Can I tell my doctors I would like to wait as long as possible to be given an epidural? I know there is a certain time frame that this can be given. How many centimeters is too far along to be given epidural? Is it just when you get to active labor? Can I tell my doctors to perform an episiotomy sooner rather than later to prevent tearing? Etc. Does baby need to be weighed and measured before I can hold baby for an extended time? Or breastfeed? Can I postpone the timing of necessary shots? If yes, until how long? If baby goes to nursery, can I ask that they do not bottle feed my baby but bring her back to me no matter the time of day? Etc. Please, any advise is appreciated.