Is anyone writing a birth plan? I plan to. We had a home birth with our third (SO AMAZING:wub:) but we have moved to another state since then, and our insurance won't cover one here. I'm so disappointed but what can ya do. Anyway, since having the home birth, I am going to be pretty picky about what the doctor/nurses do/don't do. I basically want to say don't touch my baby at all unless necessary haha. I talked to my ob about writing one (I really dislike her) but she didn't really give me any info, or websites to use to make one. Anyone know of a site?
I know there are a few websites, however have you looked into a birthing center? If you're going to use an OB be prepared for a very non-intervention free birth. They will have their hands in you, on you, and your baby as much as they want. How about a midwife?
Popping in from October (hope you don't mind!) - I used this as a baseline for mine: http://nursingbirth.com/2009/07/22/w...-nurse-part-1/ (there's a part 2 that I found helpful as well) but different hospitals have different policies, at least in my city, and so what I experienced last time around at one hospital is very different this time around, and some of the items didn't apply because they're not part of hospital/birthing policy anyway. I went over mine with the OB after I wrote it so got a chance to figure out what policies were.
Not all OB's are super interventionist. My OB (who is the head OB/GYN at this university hospital) hasn't even checked me yet for dilation (I'm over 39 weeks), saying childbirth is a natural event and they treat it as such, and the nurses are pretty natural childbirth friendly. They even teach hypnobirthing at the hospital! Last year I had called around and spoke to a doula to get a recommendation for doctor/hospital that would best support natural childbirth, and having made a choice of dr. based on that I feel like my birth plan is a "I respect your professional and medical opinion and please respect my wishes" instead of a laminated war plan fighting against half their standard policies, written or not. The last hospital I delivered at was very interventionist, I'm grateful to have the option to avoid that.
When I searched for the site I posted above, I happened upon this birth plan written by an L&D nurse. It's quite a hoot :) http://www.babymed.com/labor-deliver...-birthing-plan
If you dislike your doctor so much now, is it too late to change?
I'm not writing one. I did with Sonja and all they read was the first page, which told them the basics: I wanted her placed on my breast ASAP, she was to sleep in our room, Matt will cut the cord, stuff like that. Of course, I was at a regular hospital. If you were to find a birthing center, I'd hope it's different and more personal. I wonder whether a birthing center has a form you can fill out with your birth plan?
This isn't the site I used but it's one I'm referencing now.... really user-friendly: http://www.babyzone.com/pregnancy/bi...erations_71578