@Quietserenity: She sent me this.
MOM’s Care –
-Presence of my husband, and birth partner, be unrestricted.
-As little intervention as possible, please!
-A heplock in place of an IV for as long as possible in order to support movement during labor.
-My heplock or IV be placed by a VERY experienced nurse. I have had two bad experiences at (hospital) where the nurse burst the vein in my arm and I would like to avoid this happening again!
-Fetal monitoring is fine, but I’d like to be able to move around in bed and/or off monitor as much as possible in order to make labor more comfortable.
-I would like to have an all-natural birth, if possible and comfortable, without discussion of an epidural or medication unless I ask for one. Please do not offer me pain medication!
-No rupture of membranes until after at least 6cm
-To be able to move to different positions while laboring in hospital bed, such as on hands and knees and laying on my side.
In case of c-section –
-Have husband, with me as soon as possible
-Have nausea medication administered with anesthesia in order to avoid becoming ill
-Have baby placed on my chest immediately after birth
-Have baby brought to me in recovery in order to breastfeed ASAP after birth
BABY’s care –
-If baby must be admitted to nursery or NICU after birth, please do not allow any visitors besides my husband and birth partner until I have been to see baby.
-I would like to delay all interventions until after first breastfeeding – such as eye ointment, vitamin K shot, Hep B shot, cleaning or bathing, dressing – except cord cutting/clamping, which I would like my husband do.
–EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING as soon as possible after birth, whether VBAC or c-section.
– I would like breastfeeding to be skin-to-skin, especially first breastfeeding and as soon as possible after birth.
-Please no bottles, formula, or pacifiers unless my husband or myself request it!
– We would like to keep baby in the room as much as possible, unless absolutely necessary