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My C-Section Birth-Plan Jasmine Traynham 3 kids; Germany 32 posts
16th Oct '11

Jasmine(********)
Wishes for Childbirth - Cesarean
November8th, 2011
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

This birth plan is intended to express the preference and desires I have for the birth of my baby during a planned cesarean. It is not intended to be a script. I fully realize that situations may arise such that our plan cannot and should not be followed. However, I request that barring any extenuating circumstances, you will be able to keep me informed and aware of my options and notify me in advance of any changes that will take place. Thank you.
Pre-op:
* Please put the IV in my left hand.

* I do not consent to the insertion of the urinary catheter until after anesthesia is in place.
C-Section:
* Please do not permit observers such as interns, students or unnecessary staff into the room without my permission.
* I prefer, a spinal, epidural is my second choice, general anesthesia is my last choice.
* I would prefer antibiotics at the time of the c-section to ward of possible infection.
* I would prefer a low transverse incision, same position as previous incisions.
*Husband will photograph c-section
* I would like the drape to be lowered as the baby is being born so I may witness her birth.
* I would prefer to have at least one hand free to be able to touch the baby once the baby is delivered. If needed, release my arm after the baby is delivered.
* If at all possible, please place the baby on my chest immediately after delivery while the incision is being closed.

* I do not consent to the baby being removed from my presence at any time. If the baby must go to the NICU or nursery, spouse is to accompany baby at all times
Recovery:
* I prefer to hold my baby to regulate her temperature. Warm blankets may be placed over both of us if necessary.
* I would like to breastfeed while in recovery as soon as possible, and have any assistance needed in doing so.

* I prefer for baby to stay with me while in recovery.
Postpartum Care:
* I would like access to the baby

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
16th Oct '11

You think they really read these things? lmfao They're a JOKE on the L&D floor.



Half this stuff isn't even feasible, such as timing things by meals. Some hospitals keep you in bed 24 hours after delivery with catheter in place and a thing that squeezes your legs to prevent blood clots - definetely not "after lunch"

Jasmine Traynham 3 kids; Germany 32 posts
16th Oct '11

I hope this helps someone

DJ Tanner 1 child; 5019 posts
16th Oct '11

Um...good luck with all of that.

Livi's milk machine 1 child; Portsmouth, Rhode Island 1694 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting Elle With Three:" You think they really read these things? lmfao They're a JOKE on the L&D floor. Half this stuff ... [snip!] ... after delivery with catheter in place and a thing that squeezes your legs to prevent blood clots - definetely not "after lunch""

:!::!:Thats what happened to me.

The Biscuit Farmer. 2 kids; Vagina, Russian Federation 9128 posts
16th Oct '11

My birth plan was thrown out the door, too.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
16th Oct '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three:</b>" You think they really read these things? lmfao They're a JOKE on the L&D floor. Half this stuff ... [snip!] ... after delivery with catheter in place and a thing that squeezes your legs to prevent blood clots - definetely not "after lunch""</blockquote>




:!:

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
16th Oct '11

good luck.
they arent suppposed to put the baby on your chest after c section since you still are all open
more than likely the wont get the cathader out by the next afternoon.
when i had my c section i couldnt even move for almost 24 hours

DJ Tanner 1 child; 5019 posts
16th Oct '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three:</b>" You think they really read these things? lmfao They're a JOKE on the L&D floor. Half this stuff ... [snip!] ... after delivery with catheter in place and a thing that squeezes your legs to prevent blood clots - definetely not "after lunch""</blockquote>



:!::!:

*...*...*...* 1 child; Michigan 8230 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting Elle With Three:" You think they really read these things? lmfao They're a JOKE on the L&D floor. Half this stuff ... [snip!] ... after delivery with catheter in place and a thing that squeezes your legs to prevent blood clots - definetely not "after lunch""


Sadly this is true.



you better pick out a few things that are VERY important to you and remind them yourself.

JoAnna &hearts's Jett Due January 20 (boy); 1 child; Midlothian, TX, United States 6730 posts
status 16th Oct '11

Birth plans are so dumb. And you arent allowed many of the things you have written lol

Jasmine Traynham 3 kids; Germany 32 posts
16th Oct '11

Thats the diff. with Military Hospitals.. I've already Had My Dr. and His staff sign off On it, and Notarized.. I will Get everything I ask for Unless something bad happens.. 48Hrs Is the very Minimum my dr will let me stay

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting Jasmine Traynham:" Thats the diff. with Military Hospitals.. I've already Had My Dr. and His staff sign off On it, and Notarized.. ... [snip!] ... and Notarized.. I will Get everything I ask for Unless something bad happens.. 48Hrs Is the very Minimum my dr will let me stay"


lmao...it's no differant with a military hospital, trust me. If anything, it's worse. Been there, done that.

My Brain On Drugs TTC since Sep 2013; 33 kids; Elephant Butte, New Mexico 15758 posts
16th Oct '11

My birth plan wasn't a joke. I got everything I wanted, and more.

I was at home though...

Um...yeah...I think that is about the only place where you can have everything you want.

Give your birth plan to your doctor whenever you next see him/her. And good luck OP. I hope your planned c-section is the best possible experience that you are hoping for. I think you are maybe more likely to get everything you want because you know for sure who will be handling your section and you can even figure out who the nurses will be while you're recovering and meet them before the big day too, make sure they're on board with some of the more unusual requests. I don't think it's outrageous what you're asking at all.

Jasmine Traynham 3 kids; Germany 32 posts
16th Oct '11
Quoting PeanutButter♥:" good luck. they arent suppposed to put the baby on your chest after c section since you still are all ... [snip!] ... likely the wont get the cathader out by the next afternoon. when i had my c section i couldnt even move for almost 24 hours"


This is Number three for me and each time I was Up and walking around 4-6hrs after Surgery, But each person is diff and each birth Is diff