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Old 01-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #14
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Re: Birth Plan for Hospital

Originally Posted by nursenmom View Post
I had a birth plan but it was much more for me and my hubby.
I think this is a good point. Really, especially if you are in labor so long that your nurses change several times (23+ hours for me)...

but if you write it out to remind yourself, that's good. Because when you're in the crux of labor, sometimes you forget exactly why you didn't want this or that. And sometimes afterwards, you're so exhausted, you can't remember 'was I okay with the vitamin k?', etc. Of course, there's the adrenaline that'll come and give you a boost, but a lot of times, your exhaustion can depend on what time of day labor started and how long it was. My last one started at the end of the day, so I was already worn out before things even got really exhausting.
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