Hi everyone I’m a FTM and have decided to go full steam ahead to do an unmedicated birth. I have done quite a bit of research and chosen a birth course (Hypnobabies) and hired a doula to get me through. I know that things may come up that are outside of my control that might cause medication to come into play in which case I’m totally fine to abandon my plan but I am concerned about interventions that may not be emergencies but “pressure recommended” to move things along. Like repeatedly being asked if I want pain meds, limited options for natural pain relief at the hospital, or pushing the Pitocin when baby is ok but labor is just taking a long time.
For those of you who have (or are planning to talk to your OB) what kind of questions did you ask to find out if your OB group/hospital is supportive of non-medicated birth vs. just tolerant to let you try (while doing an eye roll behind your back)?