So we went on the hospital tour tonight. I have to say my hospital is the bomb. They are very pro natural birth and natural everything. The rooms are nice! I'm excited now. I was on the fence about hospital vs. birth center and we ultimately went with the hospital because my midwife is associated with that hospital. The birth center midwives never returned my call.
Anywho, so they allow you to birth anywhere in the room and they have one of those fancy beds that allows all the gymnastics if you want to use the bed. The nurse said they usually try to get you in any position except your back. They automatically do skin to skin contact and encourage breastfeeding within the first 30 minutes. They don't bathe the baby for 8 hours. Maybe all hospitals are this way, but I was super surprised that they are so natural friendly. Yippee!