Birth plan – sounds good?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

You might find it helpful to print and bring along a few of the printable practice bulletins from EvidenceBasedBirth to help you make your case for intermittent monitoring, avoiding IV fluids, deferring Pitocin until after birth, etc., if your doctor is giving you static about some of your wishes.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  sounds great, very straight forward. I’ll be checking back to re read this when I get closer to my due date! Good job!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  Great job!  To the point!

I included medical induction wants and want nots as well.  Stripping of membranes, breaking waters, etc.

Our Bradley instructor told us to put in a clause about C-Section or in case of emergency.  One arm free, baby to stay on mom’s chest while closing, dad to go with baby in the event of an emergency, epidural or general.

Have you thought about Hep B shot, Vitamin K or silver nitrate eye drops?  If you are not circum. than Vitamin K is not really necessary and the dose is pretty crazy for an infant.  Google it. 😉

GL with everything!  We are 10 days away so that excitement is just building and building!

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

This sounds like you want a birth center birth. I really hope that your hospital is accomodating to your natural birth desires, but I’ve heard all too many negative stories about hospitals interferring which is why I chose to have my natural birth in a natural birth friendly birth center. The birth plan sounds AMAZING, a lot like what I’ll be using. Way to go, natural momma!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Just commenting so I can find this thread again when I need it! Good birth plan!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Good luck! Definitely have the conversation while you are fully clothed, so you don’t have the psychological disadvantage of not wearing pants Tongue Out and I hope the practice bulletins from Evidence Based Birth are helpful in making your case for anything your doctor gives pushback against! Let us know how it goes!

ETA: Just thought of something to piggyback on baletrina’s (excellent) suggestion about including a section on C-section directives in case of emergency: make sure to stipulate that if you do need a C-section, you want the incision closed with double-layered suturing. It has a much better record than single-layer sutures for guarding against future ruptures.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never done this myself, but your list looks pretty good and is reminding me of a bunch of questions I want to ask at my “question appt” this week. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Commenting to follow!! Good luck! Glad everything went the way you wanted it to!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  This looks great! Good luck and I’m totally copying this for myself when the time comes! 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  I just want to point out that plans don’t always go exactly as you imagine and if the dr recommends something that’s different you should listen. Also, as soon as the baby comes out and you hold him, you don’t just start breastfeeding right then and there (at least that was my experience) they NEED to weight an measure the baby immediately to make sure nothing is wrong. If they wouldn’t have done these checks then they wouldn’t have known that my daughter wasn’t warming herself up after the delivery.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  I’m so glad your appointment went well!  Your birth plan looks great 🙂  

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