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Old 12-19-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Anyone care to look at my birth plan

and make sure I didn't forget anything? I lost my "old faithful" birth plan in a computer crash and need a new one for my February birth. I am a crunchy unmedicated mama.


The ----- Family Birth Plan
We politely request the following.

For Labor:

-To have my husband present at all times
-To decline routine IV prep(heplock)
-To wear my own clothing
-Low lighting
-Minimal cervical exams
-Open access to drinks
-The use of the labor tub
-Only intermittent monitoring of baby’s heart rate
-Freedom of movement and position
-To decline discussion of pain tolerance and levels or offers for pain relief
-No internal monitoring in the absence of fetal distress
-To be fully informed and consulted before the introduction of any medical procedure.

For Delivery:

-Low lighting
-Perineal massage
-Freedom of position
-Self directed pushing(no counting please
-**Both clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord are to be delayed until pulsing has stopped**

For Baby Fionnlagh

-Baby to be placed directly on mother and for newborn assessment to occur there
-That vernix be allowed to absorb into baby’s skin please do not rub or remove the vernix
-That breastfeeding begin immediately
-To decline eye ointment
-To decline vitamin K injection
-To decline any and all vaccines
-To decline circumcision
-The baby will remain in the room at all times unless accompanied by a parent.
-No pacifier, bottles, formula, or sugar water be offered to our baby
-To decline to have the baby bathed
-The baby will wear only cloth diapers which will be provided by parents.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Looks good to me! I can't think of anything to add!
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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Re: Anyone care to look at my birth plan

Is medlock suppose to be heplock (as in heparin lock)? I'm only a little confused about that line -- are you declining the vein access entirely, or just not wanting to be hooked up to IV fluids and consenting to heplock?

The rest looks good!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Thanks Belle. That is exactly why I need extra eyes.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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I think it looks awesome! I can't believe it is almost time!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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I know right?!? I am still in a bit of denial I need to get on the ball after christmas next week and get the last few things purchased.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:46 PM   #7
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Looks great mama!
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