Skip to main content

Birth plan ??

It is that time where I should sit down and figure out the plan or what I would like it to look like when I go into labor.  I never wrote one with my daughter and I have no idea what I want to include.

Any advice?  Is this just a waste of time??

Lots to think about... HELP


I had things that I specifically wanted ... like my epidural, when to hold the baby, wanting to nurse as soon as she was born, who was allowed in the delivery room. & While a lot of it did go as planned, it did change when she ended up having trouble breathing when she was first born. So birth plans are ok -- just be prepared that it may not go as you had planned!
Yes it is very important to stay flexible and not get upset if things go different then planned. I just dont know when I should get an epidural, or if I should plan on a episiotmy cause I would like to prevent tearing. I know I want to breastfeed right away and I know I only want my hubby in the room when I start hard labor. SO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT.
Pamela said…
Had three kids but no birth plan. My thinking after my 3 and my daughters 4 is that whatever plan you have will go out the window in a hurry when you're in labor. But basic things like who you want in the room,if you want pain control, etc., are good to not only plan but let those around you know about.
ditto Pamela,
I didn't have a plan for either of my kids. The only things we really discussed with anyone were that I was not to have epi or spinal under any circumstances and that I wanted to nurse. Why stress over making a plan when you have to go with the flow anyway?
Andie said…
I wrote out what my "perfect birth" would look like from my perspective, then I addressed what my preferences would be in the event that complications caused us to deviate from that "perfect" birth scenario. This is what I discussed with my practitioners, so that we could understand each others expectations.

A thought on the episiotomy: If you have fabric with a cut in it, say a pair of jeans, and pressure is applied in that location it is going to tear worse, and farther than uncut fabric would have. It is very similar with our bodies. Some of the worst tears are a result of episiotomies. I had an episiotomy with my 1st birth, and opted against it for my subsequent (5) children, because the healing process (without further tearing) was pretty rough for me. I actually gave birth to a 12 lb baby (3rd birth) with no need for stitches, so our bodies can stretch an amazing amount! Just a thought to ponder, but don't feel judged if you prefer one!!

Popular posts from this blog

6 Word Saturday

My bed is calling my name!  

Knot Genie Review and Giveaway

If you have a little girl and have not heard of the Knot Genie then you need to watch the following video:   "The Knot Genie™ and Teeny Genie™ Detangling Brushes were created for every mom that has endured the foot stomping and screaming matches that come with brushing their child's hair. With the Knot Genie, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration – gently and painlessly. Try the Knot Genie on your kids (or on yourself) – you'll be amazed by the ease of brushing, as well as how it virtually stops breakage and split ends. You've wished for hair brushing standoffs to end. Wish granted." My Review:  Thanks to the Knot Genie for sending me the product to conduct my review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.  I know I have grown so tired of my daughter coming to tears every morning when we did her hair. I was becoming to think she was the most

Dry Idea: Deodorant Review and Giveaway

I know most of you know I was at kids camp last week and I think I mentioned the humidity and heat that we had that week!  I was daring as I only brought my new Dry Idea  deodorant  that I had never used prior.  I had no idea if it was going to keep me from smelling like B.O or if I was going to have sweaty pits. So how did the Dry Idea hold up to the hot and humid days at kids camp???  Arms raised high during worship in the morning and in the evening!  :)  I was dry and I did not stink!  :) WOOT WOOT!  I had the unscented brand and I usually do prefer a pretty scent but it worked and they do have scents which include powder fresh and cotton dry that I might try in the future.  :) The Dry Idea Roll-On is 24 hour protection, fast drying MicroCotton Formula, hypo allergenic, and contains Vitamin E.  :) Don't like roll on's??  They do offer Clear Gel and an Invisible Solid.  :) Dry Idea provided a free sample of their Advanced Dry roll-On so I could review them.  However,