Where did you get most of your information for pregnancy and labor & birth? Did you attend childbirth classes, use the internet, read books, ask friends and family for information?
If you attended childbirth classes were they hospital based classes or taken through an independent instructor? Did you find the classes helpful?
How would you describe your birth experience / experiences?
Did you change things from baby #1 to baby #2….?
If you could change anything about your birth, what would that be?
Did you have a vaginal birth or c/section birth?
Did you have pain medications or an epidural?
If you did not have any pain medications what did you do for comfort measures?
Any other interventions? – ie pitocin, IV, etc
Who was present at your birth?
Did you breast feed? For how long? Did you feel supported in that decision to breast feed?
Would you describe your birth as traumatic?
Do you feel empowered by your delivery?
Is there anything else you’d like to share with me….to make me a better caregiver or to help make change in the system??
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I’m curious to hear everyone’s responses.