Re: Do you make up a birth plan?
I did for my dd since she was born in a hospital. I had a midwife who was respectful of my wishes, but I don't think anyone in the hospital (nurses etc.) bothered to read it.
I had to reiterate that no, I do not want the baby circd, no IV, no heplock, no bath for the baby, no hep b vax, goop, etc. While I was in labor. even though there was a nice printed document stating all that in my chart.
This time I am having a homebirth and I feel I don't need one. There are a couple of little things like that I or DH want to announce the sex of the baby, I would like to catch if i'm in a good position etc. but nothing I need to write a real plan for.