Many women find themselves feeling very shy around their care providers. Your doctor or midwife seems so busy and surely they'll give you all the information that you need. So you don't really need to say anything, right?
It's important that you feel comfortable with your care provider. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Remember that YOU are the star of this show! And what you want matters. Ask questions and talk to your care provider about your goals, hopes, dreams, fears and experiences.
The more that your care provider knows about you and the more that you know about them, the better you will be able to work as a team to achieve your birthing goals.