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birth plan Brandi Milam (girl); 3 angel babies; Tucson, Arizona 574 posts
31st Dec '12

I feel like I am leaving something out of my birth plan. I am due in 60 days. If you think I need to add anything, please comment.




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Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65042 posts
31st Dec '12

Do doctors even read these? Honestly, yours sounds pretty reasonable. I've read some far-fetched birth plans. How do you feel about shots? Some people refuse the Vitamin K (don't know why) and Hep B. I hope you have a pleasant birth experience.

Brandi Milam (girl); 3 angel babies; Tucson, Arizona 574 posts
31st Dec '12

My doctor keeps asking when I am going to give her mine. I was procrastinating because the SO didn't want to help because he thinks it is stupid. He is actually trying to force me to have an epidural. Shots are fine if they benefit the baby and I.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
31st Dec '12

I never wrote a bp and they followed all that stuff for me. I guess my hospital is like super good with protocol. Nobody ever asked me for one with my first. This time every time I've been to l&d they ask me if i have one and I'm like "umm I don't get a choice but thanks for asking" haha.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
31st Dec '12

What is a husband stitch?

Brandi Milam (girl); 3 angel babies; Tucson, Arizona 574 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Raindancer:" What is a husband stitch?"

The husband stitch is, from what I have been told, where they give you an extra stitch to make it a little tighter for when you are able to do the naughty again.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65042 posts
31st Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Raindancer:</b>" What is a husband stitch?"</blockquote>



They add an extra stitch to the vagina to make it tighter for hubby, but it doesn't actually work.

Suck my PENIS 17 kids; Florida 40538 posts
31st Dec '12

That is a good birth plan!!
I didn't have one with my son but everything you have stated so far is pretty well put.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
31st Dec '12

The pitocin part.. Like if you don't dilate any for an hour they will call it stalled and tell you to get pit. I would change that to consult (insert name of person that knows your wishes here) this person if I am in too much pain to talk about it. But I would def make sure you tell the doc to tell you why they are putting you on pit if and more than likely when they do.

Brandi Milam (girl); 3 angel babies; Tucson, Arizona 574 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Raindancer:" The pitocin part.. Like if you don't dilate any for an hour they will call it stalled and tell you to ... [snip!] ... But I would def make sure you tell the doc to tell you why they are putting you on pit if and more than likely when they do."

I agree with that, but I don't know if my SO will be there at the time and he is the only person allowed to make any kind of decisions like that for me. I'm not letting anyone but him and his mom in the room with me unless it is my older sister.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65042 posts
31st Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Raindancer:</b>" The pitocin part.. Like if you don't dilate any for an hour they will call it stalled and tell you to ... [snip!] ... But I would def make sure you tell the doc to tell you why they are putting you on pit if and more than likely when they do."</blockquote>




An hour? I don't think that's a general rule. Maybe just at your hospital. They let me go 12 hours before they mentioned Pit. I refused it at first. It took me 15 hours to go from 2-3, which slow progression can be normal for a gravida one (first timer). The only reason they were concerned was because my water broke before I got to the hospital, so the chance of infection was increased.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
31st Dec '12

It looks good. I didn't have a birth plan. I was joking around telling my OB exactly what I did & didn't want during delivery, and 5 months later when I was in labor, she remembered every exact thing.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Raindancer:</b>" The pitocin part.. Like if you don't dilate ... [snip!] ... reason they were concerned was because my water broke before I got to the hospital, so the chance of infection was increased."

That is what they told me at my hospital yes. That would be another reason I am getting a midwife and doing a HBAC when I have my next child.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Brandi Milam:" I feel like I am leaving something out of my birth plan. I am due in 60 days. If you think I need to ... [snip!] ... If I need stitches, do not do the
snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Do doctors even read these? Honestly, yours sounds pretty reasonable. I've read some far-fetched birth ... [snip!] ... you feel about shots? Some people refuse the Vitamin K (don't know why) and Hep B. I hope you have a pleasant birth experience."



absolutely..then they send them up to L&D so nurses can read them ahead of time.

however... 99% of the time.. it's the patient that doesnt' follow it. The more detailed the birthing plan..the more things go wrong. and..ironically...seems like it's the ones who write us detailed instructions...that end up sending baby to the nursery all night asking for bottles because they're too tired after laboring all day.