Hospital Birth 101: How To Optimize Your Hospital Experience
Are you planning to give birth in a hospital? Want to learn tools to advocate for yourself and your baby?
Whether you are planning a medicated or unmedicated birth, in our sessions you will gain insight as to what commonly occurs in a hospital and how to optimize your hospital experience, from communicating effectively with your provider, to arranging the bed and equipment in the birthing room. Most importantly you will learn how to become your best advocate before, during and after birth. This series is offered online or in person in NYC.
Implied Consent v. Informed Consent
Understanding your provider’s role: Traditional Midwife / Hospital Midwife / Obstetrician
Hospital Policy v. State Law
Balancing Expectations with Reality
Review of routine interventions on mom and baby during pregnancy, birth & postpartum
Drafting Your Unique Birth Preferences
Role Play Exercise
Triage & Postpartum rooms - What to Expect
Maximizing space and comfort in the birthing room
Role of the birth companion / partner / doula
Review of Your Unique Birth Preferences