Latest post on 2012/03/28 at 20:51:28
Depending on where you have your baby ... The rules may change!
If you are at city, my understanding is if you have oxitocin to induce labour then you are strapped to monitors monitoring baby heart rate and your contractions... I was allowed to sit on ball but the monitors then wernt in right position and therefore not recording what the doc required so bed I pretty much had to stay.
If you have an epidural, bed you have to stay too.
Up until any of this happens or you reader it, then you are free to do what you want, shower, walk around etc. I almost babysat for a friend whilst she was in the hospital for a specialist appointment but when she found out I was in active labr and waters broke she decided to keep her kiddies with her instead... But I could have happily looked after then for a while
All the best for your birth experience!