Quoting Brandi Milam:" I feel like I am leaving something out of my birth plan. I am due in 60 days. If you think I need to ... [snip!] ... If I need stitches, do not do the ‘husband stitch’. Ø Do not give me any Pitocin unless I am not progressing in my dilation."
who has scared you into thinking this needs to be written?
of course you won't get an epidural without being told.
epis... only done if it looks like you're going to tear... OR if baby's heart rate is severely low... and pushing baby out will be faster than a section.
pitocin.... I'd be more specific. I'd say something along the lines of you want a discussion with the doctor first...about his expectations for how fast you should dilate.. AND.. if baby is tolerating labor. Rushing a healthy labor isn't always necessary.. if you're against using pitocin
as far as baby to him..... baby will be wet adn slippery. Baby will either go to warmer to be dried, cleaned etc... OR>... go right on your bare chest..skin to skin...which is what is best for baby. being against your skin helps bring in your milk, regulate babies breathing, temerature, and blood sugar. If you wait to take baby until baby is cleaned up for dad... you'll miss that great window of opportunity.