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November 17th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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I tweak here and there still- I'm also prepare to completely toss it out the window bc I understand that sometimes things just happen the way they need to, and I won't let myself be upset - my plan went put the window last time for the most part.

1st- I will be waiting as long as possible to go to the hospital this time.

✔ I would like my husband to stay with me at all times
✔ I would like to allow other family members or children to visit me in the hospital- though I prefer children to wait until after baby is born
✔ I only want my husband/invited guests, practitioner and nurse in the room (no students or other hospital staff) while I am in active labor/delivering

Photos & Video
✔ I do not want photos or video of labor and birth, but would like a photo of the baby on my chest after delivery

Anesthesia/Pain Relief
✔ Please do not offer pain medication. I will ask for pain medication if I need it.
✔ I would like a low dose epidural (can still feel and possibly walk)- I would like an anti-nausea medication administered with the epidural- lowest dosage with the medicine that has the LEAST DROWSY FORMULA - Zofran over Phenergen!

Tearing & Episiotomy
✔ I would like to avoid an episiotomy as much as possible

✔ I want to be free to move or walk around
✔ I would like to drink clear fluids instead of being hydrated through an IV

✔ I would like the amniotic membrane broken before trying other methods to augment labor
✔ I would like to try natural methods of movement/position before using Pitocin

✔ I would like to be part of the decision process
✔ I would like my husband in the room if c-section is necessary
✔ I would like the baby given to my husband soon after delivery, if possible

✔ I would like to push when I feel like it rather than being coached

Delivery Positions
✔ I would like to try a semi-reclining position
✔ I would like to try a side-lying position

Soon After Delivery
✔ I would like the baby placed on my chest soon after delivery
✔ I would like to delay the baby's eye medication if possible
✔ I would prefer to urinate on my own instead of using a catheter
✔ I do not want to be given Pitocin to help deliver the placenta

Umbilical Cord
✔ I would like my husband to cut the umbilical cord
✔ I would like to allow time for the umbilical cord to stop pulsating before it is cut so the baby gets all remaining cord blood

✔ I do not want to be separated from my baby during newborn procedures (when possible)
✔ I want my husband to be with the baby if I cannot be there
✔ I would like a cot for my room

✔ I plan to breastfeed the baby exclusively
✔ I would like to begin nursing soon after birth
✔ I do not want my baby to be given a pacifier, formula, or sugar water

Last edited by ** Tay **; November 17th, 2012 at 03:08 PM.
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