This is YOUR birthing experience--you lead.
Whether birthing @ a hospital or at home, there are things that you can decide: From where you birth, to who will be supporting you during birth, options to manage your pain, after delivery options and beyond...It's up to you.
Especially in a hospital, you have the rights to say no to any and everything. If your body and heart so desires, you can say no to:
-Continuous fetal heart monitoring
-Med students in your room
-Apathetic Nurses trying to rush your labor
Testing of cord blood
-Procedures done to baby after birth
-Immediate cord cutting
-An epidural or Pitocin
...and so much more!
Emergencies are defined as birthing person and baby are at risk. They are different.
Listen to your body & know your rights. Hire a birth worker to support you in all your options.
Book a doula consolation to talk more about your birthing options & the right to say "No" in hospital spaces. wombcarewomxn.com. Link in bio!