I’m in the hospital and they refuse to respect my preferred name/pronouns so I wrote them on the top of my ID bracelet so they have to look past it in order to get to my legal name.
Hospital births: I work on an inpatient ONC unit & WOAH BUDDY are hospitals full of nasty infections waiting to jump on you. I used to think hospitals were a great place to give birth-but after working in one(USA btw) I would not recommend it. Families rarely follow precaution protocol so diseases like MRSA & CDIFF get spread around the hospital so easily. Just don't come to hospitals unless you have to; and don't touch anything if you must (for fucks sake don't let ur kids play on the floor!)