I am 37, almost 38 weeks pregnant. I want an all natural birth. By all natural, I mean I'd rather give birth at home unassisted, but my husband is not for that. That is fine and we have compromised and gone with a midwife in the hospital/midwife area of the hospital. This isn't something that will change but as I approach my due date I'm starting to stress. I want a natural birth. Heck if our midwife doesn't show her face until baby is almost out, I'd be fine with that. :) I have a birth plan wrote up in bullet ed form explaining in explicit detail of what I want and do NOT want. I have shared this with my midwives (they are in a practice of 5 midwives) and all but one are ok with my decisions and have stated they will follow my plan. The ONE midwife I dislike has informed me she is not for ever thing I have chosen, thinks I should be induced (I had a semi quick labor with my first), and is telling me I have to follow protocol. I'm worried she will be the midwife on call?! I'm sure I can just tell her that I don't want her in there and that she needs to get one of the other midwives to come in but I don't want the stress!
Is there anything in particular I can do to assure I have a natural birth? Or am I going to be stuck reminding nurses constantly about what I want? Ie, delayed cord cutting, not vigorously wiping baby, not taking baby to warmer, and only breast feeding? The more I type the more I wish a home birth was right for us this time. Anyone had an all natural, easy, no stress hospital birth? I need some reassurance!