Yeah, yeah. We bribed the nursing staff.
At the suggestion of our doula, we prepared a few treats for the nursing staff that we'd hoped would at least ensure they all read our birth plan. Since we were delivering at the "baby factory" and were hoping for a more natural birth with as little medical intervention as possible, we figured we might need all the leverage we could get.
I made these 3-4 weeks before the due date and froze them. Once we knew we were heading to the hospital, we pulled them out to defrost & plopped them in a basket with tissue paper, a few copies of our birth plan, and an ingredient list.
I think J made lots of friends when he dropped off the basket at the nurse's station that night!
Cranberry Orange Bread via Joy of Baking
Pumpkin Muffins via Smitten Kitchen
Granola Bars via Smitten Kitchen
It worked. Not only did we receive great service during delivery (everyone who came into our room commented on the yummy treats), but we also scored the corner suite in recovery.