Since I'll be trying for a baby in early summer I'm curious as to what happens during prenatal visits. I've also heard of different things to avoid when in labor that some doctors might try to get you to agree to like forceps. I had a What to Expect When Expecting book but my SIL ran off with it. I never got to read through it all. I might just buy another one since I have the first year and toddler year books that I enjoyed reading through. I was wanting to know what type of exams/tests they do during the prenatal visits that I should be aware of especially the invasive tests since I'm not really comfortable with someone touching me in those areas. How do they do the test to check for possible health problems like downs? Do they just do a blood test or do they need to insert a needle into the abdomen? I'm always coming across news articles about some doctors rushing and making you think you are going in for a c-section during complications and when you sign the papers it is something else. I've read quite a few horror stories about the use of forceps that ends up hurting the baby. I've also recently heard of the episiotomy procedure and problems that can occur. I was wanting to know what things I should be concerned about during the labor process and any medicial terms the doctors might through out there that I wouldn't want to agree to. Since I'll probably be stressed and in pain during labor I won't be completely mentally there so I want to make sure my husband knows what I do and don't want since he won't know what something is. If I said episiotomy he won't even know what that is. Even though I'm not pregnant yet I do worry about stuff a lot earlier than I should but I like to be prepared ahead of time.