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How does this birth plan sound? Cross-posted

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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Do you think anything needs to be reworded or changed?


Birth Plan

During Labor/Before Birth

§  I will walk and move around as much as I am comfortable with

§  I will use whatever means available to naturally relieve discomfort and pain (i.e. birthing ball, tub, et cetera)

§  I will be monitored as little as possible.

§  Minimal vaginal checks unless otherwise requested

§  No pain meds unless requested

§  No more than four (4) visitors in the room (excluding Matt) at one time

 

During Birth

§  Absolutely no episiotomy

§  Absolutely no counting

§  Only Matt will be allowed in the room aside from necessary medical staff

§  No cesarean section unless absolutely medically necessary

§  I will use whatever position I am most comfortable in to push

§  Do not clamp the cord until it is done pulsing

 

After Birth

§  Baby will be placed on my chest immediately after birth, before any procedures are done (i.e. weighing, measuring, et cetera) 

§  Matthias (2 ½ year old son) will be brought in and we will spend thirty (30) minutes together as a family 

§  After thirty (30) minutes, other relatives, grandparents first, may come in for as long as Matt and I are comfortable with

§  I will be breastfeeding, no formula or pacifiers

§  Baby will room in with me and not go to the nursery

§  Matt or I will give baby her first bath

§  Matt or I will be with baby at all times

by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:05 PM
I think I missed something, I didn't do one of those.
MrsErdos2011
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Its not a requirement or anything like that. It just puts your wishes in writing and goes in your chart.

Quoting Anonymous: I think I missed something, I didn't do one of those.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM
I think you just wasted your time. You can't control what will happen when the time comes.
JulyBabies
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I don't know. Mine was go to hospital, have baby, come home. I guess I wasn't prepared. 

AZHOTMOM
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I think its sounds good, as long as you are open to change as birthing a baby does not always go according to plan.

anyotherday
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:19 PM
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Yes you can, and should. The doctors and nurses are there to give their medical opinion, but ultimately the woman is in control of her child's birth and her body.

Op looks good just check your consent forms and write anything important on them ( as in " I do not consent to an episiotomy as of this form") if you feel like your doctor is the kind to go against your wishes. Hopefully you have discussed this though and are on the same page.


Quoting Anonymous: I think you just wasted your time. You can't control what will happen when the time comes.
MrsErdos2011
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:20 PM

My only absolutes are no episiotomy and no counting. If I'm going to tear, I'm going to tear and counting is just distracting.

Quoting AZHOTMOM:

I think its sounds good, as long as you are open to change as birthing a baby does not always go according to plan.


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