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  • "olothechick" started this thread

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Sunday, June 1st 2008, 11:22am

birthing plan

hey girls

just wondering when do we need to write our birthing plan?


TTC#1 4y
:BFP: 04/09 M/C

Lap 06 endo + scar tissue
Lap 08/07 laser of endo + adhesions

:BFP: 12/07 baby7Lucas born 11/09/08
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Sunday, June 1st 2008, 11:52am

You can start it now, just jot a few things down on a piece of paper and keep coming back to it as you find out more about your options.

You might want to avoid pain relief in labour by moving around, you might want to add that you would appreciate encouragement to remain mobile and help with breathing techniques. You may, however, want the entire contents of the drugs cabinet and be happy to have a medically managed labour. It's best to let your midwife know....

Who do you want to cut the cord? Do you want to be told what sex the baby is or do you want to find out yourself?

You might want baby delivered onto your tummy/chest and have immediate skin to skin contact so that baby can root for your breast, you may wish to breastfeed and this time may be your priority. You may however want baby driend and wrapped before being handed to hubby then get your family into the room asap.

As much as choices about whether you want a section or monitoring, episiotomy and such like.... there's not really a 'choice' about those things. They are only done if they need to be done. If you want to avoid them then it's up to you to research the physiology of birth and to completely understand what a cascade effect certain decisions can mean.

For example, if you want to 'avoid' forceps, ventouse or a section... then you need to 'avoid' pain relief and remain upright an mobile during your labour. It's not a guarantee of course but it simple law of gravity. Being strapped to a bed during labour, hooked up to machines is not often conducive to a swift and problem free birth.

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Sunday, June 1st 2008, 8:16pm

Holy cow,

That makes it all a bit to real!!!!


Proud mum to Eric after 3 years TCC!!!