I made an Instagram Reel today, feel free to check it out www.instagram.com/thrivedoula/?hl=en
The theme was, it's okay to say no to your Health Care Provider! I wanted to elaborate a bit on that topic here. I trust words more than algorithms.
There reaches a time in late pregnancy when a lot will be headed your way.....you want me to put that swab where exactly???? You be asked to do things that you may not want to do and the truth is, most of these things have nothing to do with the health of your baby. So what am I referring to?
The moral of the story and the bottom line is, if you and your baby are doing well, it is absolutely okay to assert your autonomy. Know the risks and benefits for you and baby so you can make an informed decision. You may get some push back from asserting your wishes to your Provider, this isn't always easy. But you have the right to supportive care and to have your wishes respected.