__update___does this birth plan really seem so ridiculous?
*I would like a hep lock instead of a iv
*delay cord clamping and cutting for 1-3 minutes
*I prefer to tear naturally instead of an epistomy
*if induction is necessary I prefer pitocin as a last resort.
*baby is to be given vaccines the day after birth
the others I found out my doctor wont agree to a vbac with out them and I decided that I would wait one day to give vaccines/shots until the pediatrician comes to check the baby out to give me advice. Iam not including any thing regarding a csec because doctor told me id only have one in an emergency situation which I would have no control over because what is important to me is not to them. They only care about getting baby out quickly and safely.
I would like informed consent on all decisions made during my labor, and to be respected with the decisions that I make.
I understand that this is just a plan and things can happen that would change the plan but these are the things that are important to me!
*I will be having a vaginal birth. So at this time I am refusing a repeat cesarean unless medically necessary and I agree.
*no pain medication unless asked for.
*absolutely no epidural
*absolutely no pitocin
*no iv unless iam dehydrated, if I must have an iv I would prefer it as late in labor as possible.
*i expect to be free to walk around and use the restroom
*I would prefer not to have constant fetal monitoring.
*I prefer not to have an episiotomy unless necessary
*in the case a cesarean is medically necessary and I agree the important things to me are that I be awake and be able to hold my baby immediately.
*delay cord clamping and cutting for at least 1-2 minutes
*I refuse for the baby to be given eye ointment, vitamin k injection or hep b vaccine.
i don't think it is so crazy. Like I said in the beginning its just a plan but most of tgese things seem simple enough. If there is something that you feel im just asking too much of let me know please.