But if I turned chicken and still went to the hospital, I would take the twinkle lights, my own pillows, and the celtic music. Maybe even a potted tree or three. And the doulas.
What does your perfect birth look like? Look into homebirth, maybe it is affordable. There are definitely homebirth midwives available to those that live in Shasta, Tehama, and Butte counties (probably the adjacent counties as well). Dream big. Be creative, and bring your ideas into the hospital with you if homebirth is not your thing.