7 Ways to care for Your Birth Plan

 

Should I have a Birth Plan?

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5 Tips You NEED to Know for Labor, Birth & Life!

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BIRTH PLANS: Developing a Birth Plan, How to Write a Birth Plan and why create a birth plan

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Instructional Videos for New Moms Birthing Plan

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The Importance of a Birth Plan

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UNC REX Health Talk: Birth Plan & Labor

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7 things your midwife wishes you knew about giving birth

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7 Things to Consider for Your Birth Plan 1. Your Philosophy of Birth. This doesn’t have to be a three-page treatise on why you chose your childbirth class or 2. Surroundings in Labor. Labor is stressful, and your surroundings can affect how you feel as you go through it. While 3. Fetal. Things to Consider When Writing a Birth Plan Keep it simple.. Your birth plan doesn’t need to be exhaustive, so make it short (try to have it be one page) and use Describe the room.. Would you like dimmed lights?

Music playing? Would you like to labor in the tub or shower? Do you Pain. You may change your mind about certain things when you are actually in labor. Your provider may feel that certain steps are needed for your health or your baby’s health, even though they are not what you wanted.

Talk to your partner as you make your birth plan. Also talk with your doctor or midwife about your birth plan. Your provider can guide. A birth plan is an outline of your preferences during your labor and delivery. For example, your birth plan may include who you want with you during labor, whether you want pain meds, or if you.

As a quick recap, here are some of the things you may consider adding to your birth plan at a glance: Birth Plan Template and Examples. To make it a little easier, you might want to use this birth plan template. Whether or not you use a template when writing your birth plan, remember that your healthcare provider’s top priority is the health. Use this part of your birth plan to share your expectations of care for both you and your baby during recovery.

Here are some issues and scenarios to consider: Special requests around suctioning baby, such as suctioning by the father; Holding the baby immediately after birth, allowing baby time to creep from belly to breast. When your birth family gave you up for adoption they gave up their rights to know you. The ball is in your court in terms of how the interaction goes. Do not let anyone make you feel guilty or bad about what it is you can or cannot handle.

Love and put yourself and mental health first. 7. Consider the social and class differences. Your birth plan should contain a list of all the important people who will play a role during the birth of your baby. This, of course, includes you as well as your partner, and your older children.

You should also list the names of your doctor and the partners in their practice if there are any. The birth plan will be an effective tool for discussing important details with those responsible for supporting and caring for you. Try to remain reasonably flexible in your desires because things don’t always go according to plan.

Remember, the important thing is the safe birth of your little bundle of joy. Developing your birth plan: 1. A birth plan is a document that lets your medical team know your preferences for things such as how to manage labor pain.

Keep in mind that you can’t control every aspect of labor and delivery, and you’ll need to stay flexible in case something comes up that requires your birth team to depart from your plan.

List of related literature:

The Birth Plan will be most useful if it is short and concise, but not in the form of a checklist.

“The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth” by Penny Simkin
from The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
by Penny Simkin
Harvard Common Press, 2001

Also, the more unconventional your birth plan is, the more information your family and friends will want about your choices.

“Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies” by Matthew M. F. Miller, Sharon Perkins
from Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies
by Matthew M. F. Miller, Sharon Perkins
Wiley, 2010

A brief yet complete birth plan will be easy for your caregiver and nurses to read and understand.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

By creating a birth plan, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your preferences are clearly spelled out.

“Praying Through Your Pregnancy: An Inspirational Week-by-Week Guide for Bonding with Your Baby” by Jennifer Polimino, Carolyn Warren
from Praying Through Your Pregnancy: An Inspirational Week-by-Week Guide for Bonding with Your Baby
by Jennifer Polimino, Carolyn Warren
Gospel Light, 2010

The value of a birth plan lies mostly in the exercise of thinking through what seems most important to you in labor, birth, and the early hours with your baby.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
from Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Atria Books, 2008

Consider having your first paragraph of your birth plan be: “I would like to try the items I’ve outlined here with the understanding that they may not work or be possible.

“The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths” by Susan Magee, Kara Nakisbendi
from The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths
by Susan Magee, Kara Nakisbendi
Quirk Books, 2006

A birth plan is just that – a plan (or more aptly, a wish list).

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

I have included a birth plan in Appendix D that addresses the spectrum of options for home, birth center, and hospital births.

“Mama Glow” by Latham Thomas
from Mama Glow
by Latham Thomas
Hay House, 2012

The birth plan is a tool with which parents can explore their childbirth options and choose those that are most important to them.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Birth plans are not just idyllic wish lists lit by pretty tea-lights and trimmed with home-made bunting.

“The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks” by Milli Hill
from The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks
by Milli Hill
Pinter & Martin Ltd, 2017

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  • I’m a second time momma, at 36 weeks pregnant..
    I wanted normal for first but ended up in csec ☹️ totally unconscious, dint see or touch my baby for hours til I regained consciousness, suffered spinal headache throughout hospital stay and later.��������
    This time again, want to try normal again but I have decided to flex and flow, as you say Sarah �� if things don’t go as planned, just pray on healthy delivery..
    Love you ��

  • Hi! I found you yesterday and have been watching all your videos and I’m obsessed! I’m wondering if you have any tips on how to deal with symphysis pubis dysfunction. I’m 37 weeks and in pain all the time, so annoying!!

  • One of your videos popped up on my YouTube and I’ve been watching a chain of them for over an hour now ��. It helps a lot having these and the way you explain it, I’ve been wondering about a lot of these topics but my doctors always tell me to either not worry about it, that they’ll tell me about it later, or I’ve even been told to google a question I’ve had before. So these videos are really helping me out! I live on an island and we don’t have birthing classes here at all, I’ve tried looking but the doctors say to just go to the library and see if they have any videos. I’m 36 weeks pregnant and have been super worried about when to go in, what signs to look for, etc and usually they just tell me I look fine and to read the printout when I leave, and there’s only one place with an OB here so I can’t just switch clinics. Thank you for your videos!!

  • I’m so thankful I ran into your channel, I believe this will lead me in the right direction. It’s true that sometimes I don’t know what sources to choose when it comes to research so THANK You for making my journey as a first-time mom less overwhelming!

  • I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your videos… I am about to have my fifth child this May 2020 and I am watching as many of your videos as I can since it is my first pregnancy and delivery in Malaysia and am really not sure of the doctors and hospitals here. I am also unfamiliar with the language so am worried about communication with the nurses but your videos reassure me so much about the things I do know. Thank you once again.

  • So I’m 30 weeks pregnant with my first baby (a little girl) after not thinking I’d ever have kids. I’ve gone from completely terrified… was excited just terrified, to feeling so prepared and even more excited for this journey. I went from wanting a scheduled c-section to a walking epidural vaginal birth with aroma and massage therapy because of how much knowledge and confidence I’ve gained in my body and the process from you. So from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU ❤��

  • In Norway we dont “choose” a doctor like u do in america. Also we have free healthcare so no matter who deliver my baby and how they do it wont cost me anything. ������

  • Hi Sarah! Loveliness your videos they’re truly helping me feel more confident going into labor. I searched but haven’t been able to find a video of you talking about pain medication during labor. I don’t want an epidural, but if I can have IV medication to take the edge off I would be up for that. Any tips regarding that scenario?? Thank you!

  • I’m about to have baby number 4 in Northern California, and I am super passionate about birthing. I have been really enjoying your videos and now I feel even more connected to you, I spent from 2006 to 2017 living in Vilcabamba, Loja. My first three kids were born at home there!! Que emocionanate saber que tu eres de allá también! Donde viviste?

  • Sarah… Love you so much for your videos…. I was quite tensed about mode of my delivery and pain associated with it.. but I watched Ur video(not sure its this one ) about flex and flow and an important point saying every step and pain you get, gets you closer to meeting Ur baby �� I followed these 2 points diligently during my child birth,
    I had a C-section last Monday and I am recovering quite well because I was strong During the pain enduring stage, thanks to you…���������������� My birth memory is also good (I accepted that it’s gonna be csec flex and flow) plus I got to meet my baby in the operating room as I had insisted on it…������

  • Yes to number 4! From the moment I got pregnant I couldn’t read enough books, hear enough stories, listen to enough podcasts… you get the idea. I was like, “I’ve never done this and I want to know exactly what to expect!” While nothing I learned could fully prepare me for what labor, delivery, and motherhood was like, it made me feel so much more confident in what my body and mind could do! I had my daughter 7 weeks ago and loved the pregnancy and delivery so much I already can’t wait to do it again!

  • I live in australia and i go to public hospital, here you dont get to choose ur midwife… each time i attend my appointment i never met the same midwife t.t

  • I’ve been binge watching all of your videos, to help me understand everything, I’m from Malaysia and I’m glad i found your channel!! Love you so much!

  • I really dislike the doctor i chose, but feel it is too late to switch. I’m 36 weeks today, and i feel like at my visits they rush me through and dont take my concerns seriously because of the fact that im only 20 years old.
    A few examples:
    My leg/ankle/foot/toe swelling. I do understand that its very normal to have swelling, but im very concerned because it’s to the point where i cannot walk on some days.
    I have had severe dizziness to the point where my fiance has to physically give me my showers, yet they cannot completely understand why. Now it may not be pregnancy related so obviously in that case they would not be able to tell me why. However I asked them for blood work at 13 weeks to see if my anemia has worsened. Did they? Not till i was approximately 32 weeks. I asked them about my blood pressure to see if it was low. Did they tell me it was? Not till i was approximately 25 weeks.
    Not to mention ive asked to not be scheduled with the APRN as i only want to get comfortable with the doctor that will be delivering, yet ive seen the APRN just as much as the doctors?
    Another not to mention situation, there has been multiple occasions where ive had tests done (the STDs of course, UTIs, etc) and i have to be the one to call to even hear my results?
    Another not to mention situation, how many times are they going to over book, make me sit in the waiting room for 2 hours, just to be seen for literally 2 whole minutes at the most, then be sent to pay and schedule the next appointment.
    My doctors office is a joke. Will never go back if i have another pregnancy.

  • Flex and flow has helped me so much in my pregnancy. I was having a really hard time in my first trimester adjusting to my new body/immune system and nausea. Finding you and living by your mantra has helped me take control of my pregnancy and be confident while also being flexible and not suffering.

  • Thank you for the videos, I’m due in 2 weeks and your videos are super helpful ��

    I so wish military hospitals were more like civilian ran hospitals, I didn’t see the doctor who delivered my first baby at all during my pregnancy check ups. Whoever is working the day you deliver does it. And most of the midwives, OBGYN’s and docs who you do see for check ups are not apart of the delivery team.

  • I am 36 weeks pregnant with my 1st and oh my gosh you have deffiently put my mind at ease! I have sent the link to your channel for my husband to watch your videos. So so helpful thank you so much!

  • I’ve watched your videos throughout my pregnancy and I’m finally 39 weeks. Been watching your videos and I’m not scared to go into labor I’m ready whenever she’s ready to come out. Your videos are definitely my favorite way to get educated about pregnancy because they are so entertaining to watch. Just want to say thank you for being an awesome human!

  • Hi Sarah I’ve watched 5 of your videos and have been bless by them all. Please I need you to answer this question I’ve been having very serious pelvic and Virginia pain for some days now and I’m just 34weeks can this in anyway hinder my normal delivery. Please I’ll be waiting your response. Lots of love from Nigeria