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watercolor
03-13-2004, 03:38 PM
Thought this might be helpful. Even though you have been through it before.....Some things to consider when creating your birth plan:


-Who you want in the delivery room (partner only, family, friends, other children)
-Eating and drinking during labor
-Activities or positions during labor (walking, standing, squatting, hands and knees, lying on back)
-Enemas/shaving of the pubic hair
-Routine IVís
-Catherization
-Rupture of membranes (artificial or spontaneous)
-Fetal monitoring
-Pain relief/ medications
-Episiotomy
-Mirror during birth
-The use of pitocin (and other options for induction/augmentation)
-Forceps/vacuum extraction
-Vaginal exams (minimal)
-Relaxation techniques (shower, bathing, music, massage)
-Camera/video camera use
-Umbilical cord cutting
-Cord blood banking
-Holding your baby immediately after birth/breastfeeding immediately
-Rooming in
-Supplementary bottles, pacifiers
-Circumcision
-Length of hospital stay, barring complications
-Postponing administering eye drops/weighing until after you hold/breastfeed your baby
-Being present for first bath, weighing and administering eye drops.
-Cesarean (partnerís presence, anesthesia, holding your baby/breastfeeding in delivery/recovery room)

JabbaJawz
03-13-2004, 04:00 PM
Thanks!! I'm not into all that birth plan crap, though. :shrug: Crap will happen how it happens once you get in there, and the most important thing is that everyone comes out healthy and happy! :smile:

pixiegirl
03-13-2004, 07:36 PM
Most of my planning will be done for me. Another C-section, no chance of regular deliverey at all. They usually keep pretty strict guidelines.

Angel
03-13-2004, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by pixiegirl
Most of my planning will be done for me. Another C-section, no chance of regular deliverey at all. They usually keep pretty strict guidelines. I apologize if you've already posted the date and I missed it, but when do you get to deliver your baby?

pixiegirl
03-13-2004, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Angel
I apologize if you've already posted the date and I missed it, but when do you get to deliver your baby?

The doctor hasn't set a date yet. My regular due date would have been Aug 17th. I'm guessing at least a week or two before that because she doesn't want to take the chance of me having any contractions.

ememdee19
03-14-2004, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by watercolor
Thought this might be helpful. Even though you have been through it before.....Some things to consider when creating your birth plan:


-Who you want in the delivery room (partner only, family, friends, other children)
-Eating and drinking during labor
-Activities or positions during labor (walking, standing, squatting, hands and knees, lying on back)
-Enemas/shaving of the pubic hair
-Routine IVís
-Catherization
-Rupture of membranes (artificial or spontaneous)
-Fetal monitoring
-Pain relief/ medications
-Episiotomy
-Mirror during birth
-The use of pitocin (and other options for induction/augmentation)
-Forceps/vacuum extraction
-Vaginal exams (minimal)
-Relaxation techniques (shower, bathing, music, massage)
-Camera/video camera use
-Umbilical cord cutting
-Cord blood banking
-Holding your baby immediately after birth/breastfeeding immediately
-Rooming in
-Supplementary bottles, pacifiers
-Circumcision
-Length of hospital stay, barring complications
-Postponing administering eye drops/weighing until after you hold/breastfeed your baby
-Being present for first bath, weighing and administering eye drops.
-Cesarean (partnerís presence, anesthesia, holding your baby/breastfeeding in delivery/recovery room)


Birth plans don't work - plain and simple! I had a very detailed plan and when I handed it to my doc he informed me that he couldn't comply with the majority of the list. While it's a nice idea, it seems to be a waste of time in most cases, at least mine anyway.

ememdee19
03-14-2004, 01:47 AM
BTW - I'm surprised none of the forum clowns have responded to this....





:cheesy:

Elle
03-14-2004, 07:45 PM
Hey WC, and just why are you researching birth plans:confused:

You holding something back from us:gossip: