Birth Plan What It’s, How-to, Sample, and much more

 

How To Write A BIRTH PLAN That Your Nurse Won’t Hate

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YOUR BIRTH PLAN OPTIONS & WHAT MY BIRTH PLAN IS

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Top 10 Things that Go on Your BIRTH PLAN! How to Put One Together!

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Should I Write a BIRTH PLAN? | Birth Doula

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How To Make a Birth Plan

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Developing a Birth Plan

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Creating A Birth Plan by PregnancyChat.com

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A birth plan is a document that lets labor and delivery staff know some of the specifics you want followed during the birth of your baby. 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 and safety of you and your baby.

Schedule 1: A formula-feeding work-at-home mom of a 9-month-old. Editor’s note: This schedule is a combination (parent-led and baby-led) routine. I work at home, so we don’t get out and about in the morning very often (except to the library at 10 a.m. on Friday for the infant playgroup). 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. Get all the details on how to write a birth plan, and why they can be an amazing tool. Aug 8, 2020 Heard about birth plans, but not sure if you need or want one? Get all the details on how to write a birth plan, and why they can be an amazing tool.

During pregnancy your doula will talk to you about a birth plan, and when you’re in labor she’ll work hard with you to execute it. Get educated. You wouldn’t take an exam without studying, so you shouldn’t try natural birth without reading up on it and talking to friends and family members who have gone through it. Group B Strep: What It Is (and How it Can Affect Your Birth Plan) Testing positive for group B strep during pregnancy can be scary, but there’s a simple treatment that can keep your baby safe. I keep seeing people say they’ve gone through this with their midwives.

I’ve had my 36 week apt and nothing was mentioned. My next is 38, but surely everyone’s having them earlier than this as I’m an early October due date?The migration is more of an upward one, so a placenta that is near the cervix early in the pregnancy is likely to move to a safer place before delivery.

Will an Anterior Placenta Affect My Baby or My Delivery Plan? For the most part, having an anterior placenta will have no affect on delivery or your natural birth plan. The Individualized Family Service Plan — the “IFSP” — is the heart of early intervention. A written plan, called an IFSP, is developed by a team to record the family’s outcomes for themselves and their child.

Learn how the IFSP is developed.

List of related literature:

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

You may also wish to make a more detailed written birth plan to accompany your VBP and there are samples of these later in this chapter.

“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

The birth plan is a tool for expanding communication with health care professionals.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Some birth plans cover just the basics; others are extremely detailed (down to the birthing room music and lighting).

“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

Even if you don’t intend to write one or decide you don’t need one, it’s a good idea to actually read some sample birth plans.

“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

Multi­page birth plans have been replaced by one­ to two­page birth plans or wish lists that highlight the points that matter most to you.

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2011

A birth plan is a general overview of how you wish to experience your labor.

“Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition” by Holly Roberts
from Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition
by Holly Roberts
Atria Books, 2008

The birth plan is a document wherein mothers-to-be state their wishes and preferences for the management of certain aspects of their labor and delivery course.

“Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book” by David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, Lawrence C Tsen, Warwick D Ngan Kee, Yaakov Beilin, Jill Mhyre, Brian T. Bateman, Naveen Nathan
from Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia E-Book
by David H. Chestnut, Cynthia A Wong, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

To create the most meaningful and helpful birth plan, follow these four steps.

“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

You can fill out this five-page birth plan in Appendix D or go to my website for a digital version, www.mamaglow.com.

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

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  • Oh my gosh! That’s what I get for commenting after a 12 hour night shift!! For blood clotting �� not clothing �� the ER Nurseis looking mighty intelligent today �� good night world these twins have me spent! Or maybe that was the 163 patient’s I saw ��

  • The only thing I have on my “list” Is no epidural. Lol otherwise I am listening to the doctor and nurses. And of course my hubby has to be by my side.

  • Is requesting female care takers only realistic? I know there is a chance that if my doctor can not deliver my son that another doctor from her practice will do it. That does not bother me, but I don’t want a male nurse if my hospital has them.

    Also would putting that no one hold my son expect his father and I during the first hours he’s born be okay? My hospital is big about skin to skin for an hour, but i’m not sure when they do that. I want to do that before my baby is passed around

  • I just have to say how grateful I am for your channel. I had my third in October and had been binging your videos for about four or five months before. My labor was completely different than my first two and had all the fun interventions (after two prior unmedicated/minimal intervention births). I kept reminding myself Flex and Flow, flex and flow. My hospital staff was amazing and because of all that had to happen, I was so glad I’d learned from you about how to ask questions. Thank you for sharing so much with us!

  • Hey, just wanting to say thank you for making these videos! I’m going to be a first time father real soon here (July 11th, 2019) so all your videos does really help me understand more of what’s going to happen! ����

  • I was going to write my birth plan after my birth class and tour, which were scheduled for this last weekend. But then the COVID19 stuff happened and now I didn’t get to do the tour or class… I’m due in 7 weeks. I’ll go ahead and write the plan but I don’t know that I can do a class or tour before she gets here now:-(

  • I feel like of I put some of these ie don’t expose my bag, the nurses will think I am a snob. Not all nurses are like you, especially when they do 4 to 5 births every 12 hours. I am delivering at a hospital and now with covid19 I feel like my only preference is keep me and baby a safe

  • This is depressing. I sincerely hope that L&D nurses who see communication as rude and disrespectful are few and far between. Why should women trust a nurse who won’t even bother to read her birth plan? Obviously there’s a lack of care there when the woman is clearly just trying to advocate for herself in a very vulnerable time. There are many different views on how a woman may wish their birth to go that are good and doable. Planning what we want in L&D doesn’t mean we’re naive and think things will for sure go according to plan, nor does wordy communication automatically mean disrespect (especially in such a circumstance). I watched your video because I’m trying to simplify my own birth plan out of necessity to be helpful to my L&D nurses. I hope that whoever my L&D nurse is will be caring and understanding of my wants and needs at such an important time instead of writing me off.

  • Hi Sarah,
    I want video about placenta encapsulation, please. Im interested how it works in your country? Do you have specific laws about that? How it goes for women who are giving birth at hospital?

  • They should call them birth preferences not plans! Just go with the flow when giving birth. I went in with my first saying I want an epidural. I didn’t get one. It was okay. I just had to change my mind set the second I got the news there would be no epidural. It is all flex and flow. Just get the baby out healthy.

  • LOVE the idea of a water birth! I feel like your pregnancy has gone by so quickly! So happy for you and can’t wait for this birth vlog! ❤️

  • Thank you so much for your channel, Bridget!
    My husband and I are considering trying for a baby in the near future and I’m kind of doing all the research now already (’cause I’m intense like that:D). Your videos are helping me so much to really look forward to everything pregnancyand birth-related. Please don’t stop making videos you’ve got a dedicated subscriber right here.
    Lots of love from Germany, Melanie <3

  • Thank you so much for mentioning anxiety and needle phobias. This is my biggest personal issue with being pregnant and having a baby. It’s so anxiety inducing and I have literal panic attacks when I think about it. It’s one reason why I feel like I’m leaning more toward a home birth versus a hospital birth. Knowing that there are nurses who understand needle phobia and that there are options is truly helpful. I would absolutely love a video on options for a needless or accommodating birth. That would be so unique and incredibly helpful!

  • Sitting here with my pen and paper writing this all down lol! 31 weeks tomorrow can’t wait to meet my baby. This will be my second vbac and I want to try without an epidural this time!! Thank you so much for your videos they’ve really been helpful to me to prepare myself for the birth of my baby. Thanks so much Sara!!!!:)