Here are 12 questions you can ask to know if your provider is the right fit.
Are you familiar with evidence based birth practices?
Will I have access to pain management techniques other than pain medication? (birth balls, shower, squat bar, birth stool, tub, massage tools)
Am I able to eat or will I be forced to fast? https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-eating-drinking-labor/
How often do you perform cervical checks?
What are the routine procedures I should expect to be faced with in labor?
Are you comfortable working with a Doula?
Will I be allowed to move freely in labor? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1948086/#:~:text=Freedom%20of%20movement%20is%20important,Simkin%20%26%20Ancheta%2C%202005).
What is your policy on continuous fetal monitoring during labor? https://evidencebasedbirth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Fetal-Monitoring-Handout.pdf
How are decisions made during labor?
Do you encourage a laboring woman to push in whatever position feels right to her? https://midwifethinking.com/2015/09/09/supporting-womens-instinctive-pushing-behaviour-during-birth/
Do you encourage spontaneous pushing?
What are your beliefs about childbirth?