My hope (I'm not naive to think that I will all go to plan, but this is what I would prefer) is to have a spontaneous labour. I am having acupuncture throughout the pregnancy and hope that this will keep my muscles relaxed enough not to resist labour.
I'd like very little to no intervention during the labour and would like to labour in the bath/pool for as long as possible. I know they won't let you actually birth in there at the Mater but I like that they have them there to labour in.
I know I want to be active, I really don't like the idea of being made to lay on my back. I want to have flexibility and to be able to choose what position I decide to birth in.
I've been thinking about delayed cord clamping too, but still researching and thinking.