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July 10th, 2007, 12:40 PM
jessjillmama's Avatar ***Staying Positive***
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Well I got my birth plan done today, I plan to take it to my next appointment next week, I hope my Ob will agree on it all.


Dear Dr. Shattack, and Staff of **** Hospital:

We have chosen you to attend the very special event of our child’s birth. We trust in your expertise and in your sensitivity to our individual needs and wishes. Thank you in advance for your support and encouragement during our birth. The following is our “ideal” birthing. We ask that you consider each of our choices and accommodate them when possible.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY: In the event that the situation becomes life-threatening for either Jessica or our baby, we will, of course, yield to any request for life saving intervention, upon the briefest of consultation. In the strong likelihood that we have the normal birth we’re expecting, we ask that you refrain from any routine interventions or measures that we have not previously agreed upon.

Upon Admission:

We would like to be assigned a nurse that is familiar with and supportive of natural childbirth.

Hydration: Jessica will hydrate herself with water and juice as desired, and will be happy to accept a heparin lock. IV to be implemented only in the event of complication factors.

Movement: Jessica will be moving around freely and will assume any position she finds comfortable.

Monitoring: It is our desire to decline continuous EFM, but prefer intermittent monitoring when necessary. Internal monitoring will not be permitted unless in a life-threatening situation.

Room Environment: We will be performing various techniques of self-hypnosis and for this reason we will like dimmed lights, and ask the staff to kindly use a low voice- avoiding references to “pain”, “hurting” or “hard work”. These words are disruptive to our hypnosis process, and we thank you for respecting our unique needs. Please do not offer us drugs.

Photography: We would like to have the opportunity to record our baby’s birth with still and video camera.

Support: We, Jessica, and Brian will be supported by our doula Jennifer. We will require her continuous presence during our labor and birth. We authorize her to be present during any examinations and procedures.
Management of Labor: It is our strong desire to allow birthing to proceed upon its natural course, in the absence of complications, without restriction to time.

Pushing: Because we are using hypnosis for childbirth pushing techniques, Jessica will be using positions she finds effective, and this will be completely mother-directed. We ask that the staff respect our request and not direct us how to push, unless an emergency arises.

Episiotomy: Episiotomy only in an emergency and only after consultation. Please use perineal massage and support during crowning to help reduce risk of tearing.

Birth of our baby: Please allow our baby to be born without pulling on her head or turning it unless there is shoulder dystocia. Brian would like to cut the cord. Jessica will hold our child in her arms immediately upon birth. We would like to have an hour of private bonding time following the birth to get to know our new baby. Please delay any routine procedures that can wait, including eye drops, weighing and dressing the baby.

Birth of Placenta: We request that Jessica’s placenta be delivered without the use of traction unless a complication arises. We understand that this may take a few extra minutes and we certainly appreciate our patience with us.

Breastfeeding: We will be exclusively breastfeeding our baby and request that no bottles of any kind, pacifiers, or artificial nipples be given to our baby, and she will be rooming in with Jessica.

In the event of a C-Section: We would like Brian to remain with me in the operating and recovery room, and to hold the baby after delivery and accompany her to the nursery or room.

Thank you for all of the care we’ve received during our pre-natal visits and in advance for the respect and assurance we know we’ll receive from you during our birthing.

Yours truly, Jessica & Brian *** Due date: September 26th, 2007

Wife to Brian since October 2004, Mama too:
Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010

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July 10th, 2007, 01:21 PM
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That's fantastic! I love it!

Actually that reminds me, I should go over mine again. Thanks girl!
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July 10th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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That's a great birth plan!!
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July 10th, 2007, 02:44 PM
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I love reading birth plans , it gets me all excited to start on mine lol , of course I still have plenty of time for that .
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July 11th, 2007, 08:20 AM
jessjillmama's Avatar ***Staying Positive***
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Thanks ladies. I'll let u know if my OB agrees. I hope she will at least work with me if she doesn't on some of the things.
Wife to Brian since October 2004, Mama too:
Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010

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