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How does this birth plan sound? Cross-posted

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:54 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 12:54 PM
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k9l1c5
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Sounds good to me :). When are you due?

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Feb. 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Just curious, what do you mean by no counting? Birth plan sounds fine to me.

peanuteb
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM
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 you might also want to say-do not offer pain meds or epidural.  If one is wanted it will be requested.  That way they wont bother you with it, or tempt you!  Also, what about photos?  yes, no?  Sometimes visitors want to take pictures in labor or when they first meet baby.  I told everyone they could not post pictures of my baby on the computer.  If they put pictures up they would be unfriended and get no more pictures

MrsErdos2011
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:13 PM
Sometimes the nurse(s) will count between contractions. It's very distracting.

Quoting MamaBear2cubs:

Just curious, what do you mean by no counting? Birth plan sounds fine to me.

MrsErdos2011
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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May 23rd.

Quoting k9l1c5:

Sounds good to me :). When are you due?

MrsErdos2011
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM
I didn't even think about photos. That's a good idea, thanks!

Quoting peanuteb:

 you might also want to say-do not offer pain meds or epidural.  If one is wanted it will be requested.  That way they wont bother you with it, or tempt you!  Also, what about photos?  yes, no?  Sometimes visitors want to take pictures in labor or when they first meet baby.  I told everyone they could not post pictures of my baby on the computer.  If they put pictures up they would be unfriended and get no more pictures

HisSnowBunny
by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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I think this is great and yeah I do agree with reply above about the pictures. Looks like I might have to work on one before I deliver in June. :)

E.L.PAIGE
by on Feb. 8, 2014 at 3:14 PM
It sounds good! But my hospital didn't follow any of my birth plan. They pretty much said we do what we need to do, get over it. I was pretty upset. My husband first born, and he didn't get to catch him or cut the cord. They wouldn't give him to me until after they weighed him and cleaned him up too :-(
colins_mom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 8, 2014 at 3:58 PM
I like yours. Mine was similar, and even though i went to a community OBGYN for poor and low income women my doctor followed my plan as much as he could. Heck my mom started pushing for me to have a c section and my ob's exact words : shes my patient, she is an adult and has told me that she wants no c.section.
m.garcia21
by on Feb. 8, 2014 at 6:21 PM
Sometimes the dr has to give you an episoptomy or the baby will tare you. Besides that sounds good gl.
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