i guess i could go a couple different ways with this-
just hand it to them and hope for the best because i'd say there is better than a 50% chance i wont even need 90% of the list- i intend to labor at home and show up in time for them to catch. its a 5 minute drive, in bad weather, with bad traffic, if we hit all the red lights.
go over each item (its ONE page, i wanted to keep it simple)
bring up horror stories that make me concerned
I dont really want to have to get defensive because i've mainly been seeing the same OB but i have no guarentee that he will be delivering,(5 ob's rotate, you get whoever is on call unless you are special enough to find one OB you like best and become their personal patient, and they are willing to be called in for you) in fact, even though i like him now, his schedule is too easy to get into for me to think there isnt something that he does that other patients don't like, and i dont want to discover it while in labor like i did with the OB, who delivered DD or in the last month. When i brought up some concerns about DD's birth that i didnt like he really calmed my fears about that, but i'm still afraid that in the deliver room the attitude will be very different. I am going to make a POINT to see each OB in the practice between now and 35 weeks, no matter how much i have to lean on the receptionists to get them to make it work. there is one OB i never saw with DD and she's the one that i've heard nothing but angelic voices praising. she discharged me from the hospital with DD though.... thats the only time i saw her.
and i do want to make sure i ask each one of them a few things and get to know them more than just a "urine is good, BP is good, heartrate is great, measuring fine.... did you have any questions?" and i say um...... well..... no because i intend to avoid you guys as much as possible before during and after this baby is born....
should i have a few fluffy questions on hand so i dont have to argue over points of the birth plan with them( like no eating/drinking and my plan is to eat and drink whatever i want, or no IV and they say "but what if..." blah blah blah) i could ask things like "i was only in labor for 5 hrs with my daughter, do you really think this one will be even faster?" or ask questions i'd like answers to but i don't think they have them like "my DD was posterior, what can i do to avoid that, exercises, posture... anything?"