I'd say overall it went pretty well. I know my OB isn't really a natural birth type of guy so I didn't expect too much. I found out I'm GBS- so he okayed a heplock. I could probably have pushed for nothing at all, but needles don't really bother me and I doubt I'll even notice it once it's in. I figure it's one less fight to fight. I really just want to make sure I'm not getting pumped full of fluids. He also agreed to no episotomy under any circumstance, but warned me that I would probably tear a little since I did with DD. I figured as much.
He did seem genuinely baffled about me wanting to avoid the epi though. He wasn't discouraging at all, he just seemed confused. I was trying to explain it to him, but I'm not sure I got my point across. I guess because I had one with DD, he didn't understand why I would want to change my mind now. I was feeling a little bad about this until I realized it doesn't matter at all. He won't be there much if at all for my labor anyway so it's not like I was expecting labor support from him.
The only problem that came up is my blood pressure. It's starting to creep up like it did at the end of my pregnancy with DD. It's still in the normal range now, but it's been reading high for me (even taking it a couple of times). With Audrey it kept getting worse and worse every week until it was really high. The doctor told me not to worry and that he thinks it's likely I'll go on my own before it becomes a big problem, but it freaks me out a little. I do NOT want to be induced again. I will definetely put it off as long as it's safe, and I know the doctor won't push me unless it's really bad. I just hoped I wouldn't have to deal with it this time as I've taken much better care of myself. Frustrating. Does anyone know of anything I can do to improve it?