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I didn't have a formal birth plan

Posted by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 3:07 AM
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Am I the only one?

My only requests were no Epidural, no csection if it was still safe, IV drugs.

if you did, how'd you come up with it?

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GoodyBrook
by Silver Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 3:14 AM

I was basically concerned with their newborn treatment, so my wishes were no Hep B shot, no eye drops, no formula, baby kept with mama, no pokes before bonding, etc.

littlelambe2
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 3:21 AM

I had a few concerns so I did have a page long birthplan. I included things that were important to me but not hospital policy. No saline lock, eat as desired in labor, no interns/observers, nursing immediately after birth, bonding before routine newborn procedures were done, no PKU, no hep b or vit k, no eye ointment, early discharge, etc. they had a lot of baby friendly policies that I kept off my birth plan (as it would have been redundant) such as baby placed on chest immediately after delivery, baby kept in room, no pacifiers, no formula, etc. 

Mrs.Salz
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 7:09 AM

The birthplan for my hospital birth was about a page long.

After lots of reading and research, I knew what I wanted.

isaacsmommy68
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Google "birth plan". There are a lot of different ones. I found one with check off boxes and then added some other stuff to it.

larissalarie
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:27 PM
Nope, I've never written a birth plan and never will. I know what I want (an all natural birth) and don't want (any interventions) and being in labor won't/didn't change that. My 3 births have been natural and this one will be as well.
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Precious333
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Samd here. I gave it to my ob before hand, Lso to the nursing staff with a gift basket :)


Quoting Mrs.Salz:

The birthplan for my hospital birth was about a page long.

After lots of reading and research, I knew what I wanted.


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keisha613
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 3:04 PM

5 births and I have never had a birth plan.

prettymommylove
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 3:52 PM

If I have another one, I'm not sure if I will write up one. I'm greatful I had her vaginally. I thought about the one with the checkboxes

tansyflower
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 5:02 PM

i didnt have one because i trusted my midwife and had a homebirth.  i knew that if i transfered in case of an emergency she would be able to best advocate for me and lay out my real options :)

Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:15 PM

 Congratulations, that's great news!

Quoting prettymommylove:

If I have another one, I'm not sure if I will write up one. I'm greatful I had her vaginally. I thought about the one with the checkboxes

 

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