(Closed) Critique my birth plan please?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it sounds great! You’re clear and concise about your wants and needs, but you also very respectfully addressed the issue of the doctors being able to provide you with the care that they feel is necessary (ie, intervention in the event of an emergency). I think you addressed everything perfectly!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I think it looks good!  Although, if you have preferences on these issues, I would suggest adding something about iv fluids and constant monitoring since if the hospital insists on these it could hamper your plans to walk and move during labor.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I really have no business commenting on this, but I think it sounds excellent! Highlighting the things that are important to you, but including a ‘disclaimer’ of sorts that shows you still respect the knowledge and abilities of the medical professionals who will be assisting you. I think sometimes these birth plans get a bit condescending, and this one is anything but!

 

Can’t believe babyElle will be here anytime!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@KatyElle:  From what I’ve read, intermittent monitoring is usually about 15 minutes per hour.  So you’re hooked up for 15 minutes, then unhooked and allowed to do your thing and move around, and 45 minutes later they remonitor.  

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@KatyElle:  You can request to be monitored for 15-20 minutes each hour. That way you can still move but the hospital gets their monitoring 🙂

I think it looks great! Is there anything you’d like to add for afterbirth like newborn procedures being done in the room or Darling Husband staying with baby at all times if baby happens to need to go to the nursery?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am impressed!!!! My midwives gave me a 12 page form to fill out as a birth plan, if it wasn’t for that I would be lost. You did a great job!

The only other things that you might consider adding:

 – If for medical reasons you are unable to make decisions, your DH/partner will be consulted and make all decisions on your behalf.

– If you need to be seperated from the baby for any reason, DH/partner needs to be with the baby.

– And if you and DH would like some alone time with the baby after birth (ex: no visitors for 2 hours after birth)

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sounds good! I think the most important thing is you acknowledge that this is a plan and  it may or may not happen exactly how you want. If you can do that you are golden 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Like previous posters have already said, I think it looks great and I love the little disclaimer.The only thing I think needs to be added is stating that if the baby does need to be separated from you for whatever reason that you would rather your Darling Husband was there.

Good luck!

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@KatyElle:  It may be good to discuss with your midwife what “order” of intervention you’d like IF you stalled… Only b/c you’re trying for a natural birth. Like maybe trying natural mathods before medication, Or arom before pitocin?

I only say consider the order b/c of things like arom will give you a time limit and pitocin will make your contractions harder to deal with on their own SO if you did have a choice which would you prefer first.

Or if you do need pitocin could it be given in small doses and then stopped once your labor picks up again?

Not to complicate your plan at all, promise. lol

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