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March 29th, 2012, 08:10 AM
I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Birth center birth.
Minimal intervention no matter how much pain I am in.
I want to be able to eat and drink while I labor.
Absolutely NO IV. If I am GBS+ they can give me the meds, but then the IV must be removed until the next dose. I don't care how many times they have to poke me, I do not want an IV in my hand when I'm squeezing a human out of my vagina. I can bust an IV out with a sneeze, I'll rip my hands up if I have to push with one in.
I want to be able to labor in the tub as much as possible, even if I spend 2 days in it.
If I want a room full of people, I want to be allowed that (this center will allow up to 10 they told me, no more cause the rooms aren't that big lol). I doubt it would be anyone other than DH, my friend Carrie, his ex and I there. L's offered to take my friends little girl for me, and will bring Reme to the birth center as soon as I've been cleaned up.
I would like the baby checked with the doppler every once in a while for my own reassurance.
baby goes from in me, to my chest immediately.
I want baby to be allowed to initiate breastfeeding (unless there are complications of course).
I want to cut the cord. I know that sounds funny, but DH wants nothing to do with it, so unless there is another family member present who wants to do it, I want the opportunity. (or at least be asked if I want to do it)
There are a few things I am not sure on.
Vaccinations: we are not sure if we are vaccinating, or on what schedule. We'll cross that bridge after a bfp
Bathing the baby: I've heard something that it's best not to bathe the baby right away. Downfall to that is, I'd have to do first bath with out anyone to help.. I've never bathed a newborn.
Cord Clamping: If the birth center/hospital (across street) participate in the cord blood donation program I would like to donate. Not for personal use, but to the public bank.
Placenta Encapsulation: If I can find someone in the area who will do this for me, it is something I am 100% ready to pay to have done. I already suffer from manic depression (borderline bipolar disorder) anything to starve off PPD I'm willing to do.
I will allow any necessary bloodwork to be performed. I know there is a mandatory genetic screen that is performed 24hrs after birth, the midwives will come to our home and do it. But blood sugar testing and billi levels would also be ok with me.
wow I'm long winded... and I'm sure there's more.
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