Quoting Avery’s momma:" Had a plan and nothing went as planned lol. "
Quoting Bobo's mum:" Pain management People you want with you, people you dont want with you Dim lights Certain music/sounds ... [snip!] ... ball Use a mirror when pushing I do (not) want an episiotomy Breastfeeding after? I don't want my newborn fed a bottle"
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" This is my plan: Our birth plan, as follows, has been prepared with the intention that our birth will ... [snip!] ... but that was only because he didn't have any blood in his cord when he was born so there was nothing to let stop pulsing."
Quoting Erin Krumwiede:" Very Good stuff in there! Thank you I had not heard of the cord part I will be giving that some thought. ... [snip!] ... would be so detailed lol, Can you go and talk to your dr about setting one of these up or should You just start your own list?"
Quoting Erin Krumwiede:" LOL! I hear that quite often! Seems like children have that affect sometimes "
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" Do you mean talk to your doc about setting up a birth plan? They'll just tell you not to bother since ... [snip!] ... with you anyway, they can't be bothered. I would either do it yourself or hire a doula for your birth who can do it for you."
Quoting Jennybananna:" This was mine. The stuff that really mattered was followed to a T. I caved on the Epi and they did have ... [snip!] ... to be given water, formula, sugar water, or a pacifier.I would like to be discharged from the hospital as soon as possible."
Quoting Liz McArthur:" That's basically what happened to us lol. Even took the time to make a bunch of food (sandwiches, snacks, ... [snip!] ... like immediate skin to skin contact/bonding time, and any infant care wishes/preferences you can think of or have heard of."
Quoting Erin Krumwiede:" Very Descriptive and helpful! Even if things dont always go as planned at least you looked into what was most important to you for your baby and your family and kept yourself well informed! Bravo "Thanks. My first birth was just horrible. I didn't know what my rights were I didn't know I had any honestly. I had no idea what was happening half the time and nothing was ever discussed I was just hooked up to meds. Never once physically saw a doctor until I was crowning. (it was a 16 hour labor with 2 hours of pushing) So I knew I wanted more control and information. I knew things could change in a second I tried to be reasonable and work with my team. I think thats the most important part is to know things can change but to have a team that will include you. I felt having a birth plan also let my hospital team know I was informed and I didnt have to try and remember things during labor.
Quoting Jennybananna:" Thanks. My first birth was just horrible. I didn't know what my rights were I didn't know I had any honestly. ... [snip!] ... having a birth plan also let my hospital team know I was informed and I didnt have to try and remember things during labor. "