We went to book my bed at the hospital last week and fill in all the forms.
I really feel like hospitals complicate things for no reason whatsoever. We filled in the exact same information on at least 3 different forms.
Why can't they have one form and photocopy it or let us complete it in triplicate?
Anyway, while I was completing forms in the maternity unit, I happened to look up and see this above me.
Not what you want to see when you're trusting them to take care of your and your babies' health!
While we were there, we asked for a quick tour of the facilities.
The nurses looked extremely competent which is always a little scary for me (Sergeant Majorish :)) because I know nothing. Seriously nothing.
I told them that I'm expecting twins which they were VERY excited about. That's good :)
I decided on a general ward because I need the people contact and they only have two really short visiting hours every day:
3 - 4pm - for family and friends - this time is in the middle of the day and people are working so I don't think anyone's going to come visit
7 - 8pm - for the babies' grandparents and the dad
The dad can actually visit from 7am to 8pm.
I've had not one, but TWO laparotomies (plus the two laparoscopies) so my uterus has been cut and I can't take the chance that it ruptures, so I'm having a Caesar.
Which means I stay for 3 nights.
Someone asked me the other day if I'm scared of having a Caesar. Hell no, I'm an old hand at this. The first laparotomy was the worst because I didn't know what to expect. Second one was much, much better.
Although after those two ops, all I had to focus on was getting well and this time around, I'll have two little babies depending on me to take care of them. Eeeekkkk!
How does it work in your part of the world? When do you book your hospital bed? Are you having natural birth or a Caesar?