What kind of birth are you planning?

Alyssa - posted on 09/15/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Ya know you're coming to the end when the doctor hands you pre-admission forms to the hospital - woo hoo!

My first was a vaginal, drug-free delivery with a minor complication at the end (cord around the neck). I'm hoping things go as well, sans the cord issues, this time! A birth plan was given to everyone last time, but none of the situations addressed in it really came up, so I don't know if I will use one again.

Are you giving your doctor/nurses/hospital a birth plan? What kind of things are you adding?

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Melanie - posted on 10/02/2010

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I have had 3 bbys all vaginal deliveries. I hope this bby is as quick as my last. 4 hrs labour waters broke as he was born that was about 4mins :D well i can dream. I dont want epidural! i will do what eva i can not 2 hav a c section if i can! i want to b up on my feet sittin anythin but laying down. And to deliver the baby up right or on all fours like b4, it was very comfy and i moved round the room were i felt comfy and safe, that helpt me deal with the contractions.

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All I ask is that there be no students in the room, and they don't push having an epidural on me unless I need it for a c-section and they can't give me anything else.

Julienne - posted on 09/25/2010

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I had a 31 hour labour last time, including 16 hours of contractions 2 minutes apart.... I was so tired that i couldn't cope with the pain anymore and had an epidural after 26 hours. It was lovely relief... and my dtr was 8 pound 14 ounces and I was only 55kg pre pregnancy...

I would like to try again for a natural birth but will be realistic and see what happens.

Kelina - posted on 09/21/2010

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I'm not going to the hospital and I have a midwife. With any luck my daughter will be able to be born at home, and even if we do end up at the hospital my midwife knows what i want for my birth and so I'm confident that she won't push anything on me that I don't want unless it's medically necessary.

Mary - posted on 09/20/2010

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I had a drug free vaginal birth and indicated what I wanted in my birth plan w/ my first baby. I gave a copy to my midwife before the birth and brought a copy to the hospital. I think the plan set the tone for the delivery. They didn't bother me pushing drugs on me. I do think that keeping the plan to the point and inclusive of only the most important things to you is the best way to go.

Dmaxwell0008 - posted on 09/15/2010

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My doctors doesnt do VBACS(which is what i wanted) but i had an emergency csection last time at 30 weeks so i have no choice but to have a repeat csection. im scared i will be so out of it and not remember it like last time. if you ahve the option of choosing a birth plan, i would go for it bc i think your a lucky woman!

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