I didn't have a written plan, but I did discuss what I wanted with the dr. Now, I recommend a written plan to every mom.
I had a verbal one I shared with everyone, but mine ended up going the complete opposite. I still recommend having one though and would again!
I think having a written plan and talking it through with the doctor ahead of time is a great idea. It's something I first heard of here on CM. What about you, OP, did you do anything like this when your kiddos were born?
I had one for all three kids and yes, they were all followed.
I had a loose birth plan and we were able to follow it pretty well.
The only things I really cared about were that I wanted an epidural and that I wanted a vaginal birth at all costs. I did have that typed out. I had a copy for my DH, and then I brought I think 4 copies with me to the hospital. One each for the doctor and nurse, and then another set for shift changes. I wanted everyone to know what I wanted and to fight for me to get it :)
I got exactly what I wanted
I didn't really have one. I knew I was going to be induced during my 39th week. Other than that I knew I would be requesting an epidural.
I never had one and I don't think I will this time around either.
I didn't have one written up, but they all knew of my wishes prior to delivery as it was in my records. The nurses also asked my husband, doula or myself if they ever had any questions too. They were all followed for the most part. The one thing which wasn't followed with my last birth was the delayed cord clamping due to meconium. But, she was able to be on my chest first for the quick cord clamping and then she went to the specialized nurses for a look-over.
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