You know what you want and aren't afraid to say it! You don't mind being interrupted as long as everyone respects your wishes when it's really important. Since hospitals have a lot of set regulations and ways of doing things, it takes a vocal mama to ensure she is getting the care that she wants.
Being able to advocate effectively for you and your baby is one of the key attributes you will need when giving birth in a hospital. You also need to be comfortable around strangers since most of your care team will be people you've never met before.
At the same time, keep in mind that the way you handle situations in your day-to-day may change drastically when you are in active labor. It would be a great idea to consider hiring a doula so you have at least one member on your birth team that knows you and your wishes and can advocate for you when needed.
Listen to Hospital Birth Stories at thebirthhour.com/birth-stories/hospital
You tend to be someone who follows their intuition but loves a little validation from people you know and trust. You might love the idea of a homebirth but you and/or your partner aren't completely comfortable having your baby at home.
A stand alone birth center is very much like a homebirth in that there are no pain medications available but they have permanent coping tools set up such as a labor bars, big tubs, labor swings etc. Many couples find a birth center is the perfect happy medium between hospital and home.
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You thrive in intimate settings and get your best work done when you have space to do so. You may not be comfortable in hospitals or being seen by care providers you've never met. You don't just want to "try to go natural" you are determined to have an unmedicated birth and you feel safest in the comfort of your own home surrounded by those you know well and trust most.
Listen to Homebirth Birth Stories at thebirthhour.com/birth-stories/homebirth