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Thursday, June 29th 2006, 10:20am

Birth Plan

Has anyone started working on this ?

if anyone has a word format template - could i have a copy to follow ?







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Thursday, June 29th 2006, 10:30am

Hi Kizzy

I have one in word form, pm your email address and I will send it to you

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 8:45am

Hi Kizzy
A Birth plan doesn't have to be anything formal, just a list of things that you do/don't want at the delivery
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Pain releif do yuo want it? If so what?

How do you want your labour to be managed- do you want to be mobile, use bean bags to sit on have a pool etc?

Do you want continuous fetal monitoring or not? (ideally not if all is well)

What are your feelings on episiotomies, and syntometrine(the drug given to help delivery of the placenta)

Do you want baby to have vit k?

who do you want at the birth?

just write down your wishes and remeber, its not set in stone.

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 8:53am

My sister said that she never had the option of a birth plan with any of her kids. She said that even if she had one, it would go out the window as soon as labour starts!!

My plan is simple:

Gas and air
If pain gets totally unbearable, and there is time, I would want an epidural (although I am sceptical about them)

Until I've spoken to midwife about this I'm sticking to the above!

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 8:55am

Sounds a great plan Jen. Sometimes peoples birth plans can be too rigid and then if things dont go to plan they end up disappointed. often an open mind is a good bet.





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Friday, June 30th 2006, 9:02am

I plan (lol) to keep an open mind. As long as myself and baby are ok at the end of it that's the best part really. I do worry about the pain, as I'm totally crap with it, but my DH worries about me having an epidural, although I'm sure as long as I'm comfortable he'll be happy.

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 9:25am

there are things i would like to happen and i want to make sure they do.

i dont want to make sure my pethadine has the anti sickness, i dont want an epi - no matter even if i ask mid labour !
i rather not have my waters broken - and i want to keep internals to a minimum.
DP is to take an active role and the midwife to keep a watchful eye on us ...... i want to be kept mobile and off my back as much as poss. if i have to have any drips or whatever they must go in my right arm - as this is the only veins that seem to pop up. baby to to be born in dimmed lights, straight on to my belly - as much skin on skin - even though i know the sex - still dont want to someone to say, i want myself and Dp to find out.
DP is to cut the cord and i want help with the placenta ! ....
Baby is to not bottle fed if this should arise - i want the baby straight to the breast.
the only thing i am not sure of is how i want the Vit K given - last time it was and injection - so i'll prob choose that again and if i want to be cut or left to tear - since i already have a scar from last time - i need to discuss whats best with my midwife ......

PHEW !!!! ..... i think a birth plan is a pretty good idea personally, although i know it might not go according to plan - but at least DP has a very good idea of what i would like to happen and he feels in control as much as possible.







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Friday, June 30th 2006, 9:28am

That sounds great to me!
Will you please record the sound of your voice when you scream for an epidural and the midwife kindly tells you no!? :)

Have you thought about what might happen if you have to have an emergency C section??
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Friday, June 30th 2006, 9:32am

That's a great plan Kiz. I'd forgotten about most of those things!!

I'd also like DH to cut the cord. But I'd like baby to be cleaned before being given to me. I'd like them to confirm the sex. Also is vit K given to all babies?

As for the drip - I'm the same, right arm veins are best on me!

Thanks for the prompts there Kiz!

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 9:34am

Jenny, you can choose injection or oral... oral you need to do twice
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Friday, June 30th 2006, 9:35am

God, isn't there a lot to think about?! 8o

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 10:07am

hence a good birth plan Jen !

Wella - C-section !!! ... it wont happen !!! ... i tell you ! - it wont - baby can stay put !! .....

i have a plan to read up on that too !!!!







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Friday, June 30th 2006, 10:10am

Does DP have a clause where he can club you if you get too unruly?
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Friday, June 30th 2006, 10:39am

he does anyway !!!! :D .... oh no - not really !!!!

i have told he to expect a different woman during delivery ........ i shall no doubt give everyone a piece of my mind !!!!

and i forgot - NO pain killers up my bum after my birth .... oh dear, wella - am i allowed to say that ??? :P







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Friday, June 30th 2006, 10:43am

Sssssssshhhhhhhy!

No (rectal) supposetories post beautiful experience (I believe that is the correct terminology in a public forum!)
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Friday, June 30th 2006, 11:02am

very PC !!







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Friday, June 30th 2006, 11:05am

Missed the bit about pain killers up the rectal region, what's all that about then? ?(

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 11:09am

I think they give them to you either if you popped your shoulder out of joint but would like to continue to compete (voltaren is gooood!)

Is the post beautiful canal experience to make the moments afterwards rosier?
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Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:17pm

LOL! Rectal supps are only usually given as pain relief following a c/s, instrumental delivery (ie forceps) or if you suffer a large tear. Otherwise oral painkillers are given.





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Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:20pm

OUCH

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:43pm

ouch indeed jen !

i had a ventous & forcep delivery with a mother of all cuts !!

stitches inside and out ! .... and i walked like john wayne for weeks !

i certainly didnt have any pain killers in my rectal region after all that !







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Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:45pm

Oh poor you- what a mean doctor not giving you pain killers- bet it was a man!!





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Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:51pm

ooh they offered ! ... .. but i said 'erm no thank you - you messed around enought down there "







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Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:52pm

:D





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Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:53pm

Kizzy, you should have taken them and sold them to the kids on the street!
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Friday, June 30th 2006, 12:56pm

I did have rectal painkillers after being stitched, it was much better than having painful stitches in the middle of the night. Mind you I'd had an epidural so i didn't really feel any of it & once he was born you can only concentrate on the babythat has just arrived in your arms :D

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 1:04pm

wella are you suggesting i become a drug dealer ! 8o ...... the street value was too low :D .......

giving birth doesnt worry me at all - but i am concerned about being sliced open again.
def doing the oil olive biz ..... give the area a good rub everynight ... ;) :P :D







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Friday, June 30th 2006, 1:12pm

ssssssssssh!!!
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Friday, June 30th 2006, 1:17pm

AW Bagpuss!!! Sweet!

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Friday, June 30th 2006, 1:59pm

shhhh your self woman !







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Friday, June 30th 2006, 5:26pm

I wonder if DH would be able to be the first to touch the baby? I would like baby straight onto me and onto booby asap.
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Saturday, July 1st 2006, 2:29pm

My advise would be to just go with the flow, esp if its your first time.

Do a birth plan but don't go into Labour expecting everything to happen thats written down, things happen fast during Labour and you may need to change some of your plans, make sure dh knows your wishes inside and out, cause lets face it you will proberbly lose the plot!!

My birth plan is to have a home bith, in water with whatever painkillers I need (or not) for just the midwife and dh to be there, I want dh in the pool with me and him to deliver (he is a Paramedic and has deliverd babys before) my midwife is happy for this to happen and will hopefully be there just for support. I dont want the cord cut untill it has stopped pulsating I want synomentrine after the cord is cut by dh and for the baby to have vit K by injection.

Well thats my wish list but like my last labour things may need to change, the main think is to have a healthy baby at the end, not what type of delivery you had.

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Monday, July 3rd 2006, 11:07am

i agree you do have to be flexible - but its a good idea to put your idea's and wishes down on paper.
This is my second time - and i remember how 'out of it' i felt - so having a plan is ideal for the midwife and my DP (this will be his first)

andy - if you were to deliver on all fours or kneeling - you could maybe have your DH 'catch the baby' or you could.










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