Emily's post about "good patients" and scary nurses reminded me to ask you ladies for some advice.
I'm going to tour L&D tomorrow at the hospital I'd be transferred to in an emergency or if I risk out of my birth center. I have a strong feeling baby won't be here by their aggravating 41 week deadline so I ought to be prepared. I'd like to have a list of questions ready for when I go. I don't want to come across to the nurses as combative and then have them remember me as that crazy lady should I wind up there. What are some good questions to ask and how can I ask them "nicely?"
For instance, I know that they don't "let" you labor in their tub after your water has broken. When we get to that part of the tour is it advisable to ask, "And if I don't get out what will you do?" They also have a 2 hour mandatory nursery time. Can I ask what they'd do if I simply said no? I'd rather test the extent to which they follow protocol now rather than finding out when I'm in labor, KWIM?