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About this whole "birthing plan?"

im 32 weeks , and no one has said anything to me about a birthing plan. But last night on CM one of the moms posted her birthing plan. I dont even know my options.....?

I moved here like 3 months ago, and had to move doctors offices and everything, I was being seen in a private office , now i have to go to the health department ( nothing wrong with that) but my doctor is retired, and is just older... hes nice just older..

So when should he start talking to me about my birthing plan? Do i bring it up? How do I know my options and what to choose from?

 
juniebug11

Asked by juniebug11 at 11:55 AM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • this should help you out tons!

    http://www.birthplan.com/
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:56 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • A birth plan is a communication tool that may include the following items so everyone understands your preferences for labor and delivery.

    * How would you like to manage your labor?
    * How do you feel about monitoring devices?
    * Will you need to be induced?
    * How do you feel about pain medication?
    * What if a Cesarean becomes necessary?
    * Would you like to avoid an episiotomy?
    * Do you want cameras/video cameras? Music?
    * How should Baby be handled immediately after birth?
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • ok thanks ! im gonna look now
    juniebug11

    Comment by juniebug11 (original poster) at 11:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Read A LOT of other birthing plans.  I found my best advice and things I didn't bother to think about by reading what others wanted.  Because of the "what ifs" that can happen I wouldn't just rely on my Dr.s opinion.  I would research and google and get a feel for what YOU want.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 11:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • You can talk to your Dr. and see if he can help you make one or if there is a womens clinic or plan parenthood, they can help too. It's good to have so you can inform the dr's and nurses on things you want or don't want. There maybe times durring labor when you won't feel like or can't talk so it's good to have this plan.
    Liamsmom09

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 11:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • My Dr. asked me at 20 weeks whether I intended on having a vaginal birth (yes) or c-section and if I wanted an epidural (yes). No real plan here for me, I just go with the flow.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • At your next visit bring it up.
    http://www.birthplan.com/
    GL and congrats!
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 11:59 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • haha samuri we think alike!
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 11:59 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • thanks so much mommas!!!
    juniebug11

    Comment by juniebug11 (original poster) at 12:07 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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