I’d like the following people to be present during labor and/or birth: My husband.
My partner to be allowed to stay with me at all times
To walk and move around as I choose (this was limited, but possible)
Bath/shower (I did this at home)
If I decide I want medicinal pain relief, I’d prefer to have my choices explained to me at the time
VBAC: To give birth without an episiotomy
If I have a c-section, I’d like:My partner present at all times during the operation
After birth, I’d like: My partner to cut the umbilical cord
CORD BLOOD BANKING I’m planning to: donate cord blood to a public bank?????–I’m still not sure this happened, I know it was collected.
… and this was from an entire page of single space typed ‘desires’. Needless to say, I didn’t get to have the perfect VBAC I wanted. I got something pretty special out of it, though.