Topic: Birth plan?
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July 29th, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Lash View Post
Lurking and finally posting- I am more concerned with plans for the baby after birth and am not sure how to write that and have it available. So more of "baby interventions plan" and less worried about the birth intervention part. I feel like that part will be effectively handled by DH and doula, especially my doula, but it's the baby part that I want to be emphasized.
Welcome!!! So awesome that you came out of lurkdom!!

Ask your doula about a newborn care plan. I do one with my clients, and I agree, in a hospital especially, that's one thing you really want to tack down.

Here is a worksheet that I give some clients that helps you work through your newborn care plan:

I actually just list all the options the nurses want to know about and circle yes or no next to them. For example:
Breastfeeding Yes No
Bottle Yes No
Paci Yes No
Room in Yes No
Hep B Yes No
Eye drops Yes No

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