Mykiddistore's FREE Guide to Birthing Plans

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WELCOME TO YOUR FREE GUIDE TO YOUR BIRTHING PLAN BY MYKIDDISTORE

 

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Thinking about your delivery can give mums to be numerous sleepless nights.  Many people find writing their birthing plans help them to feel a bit more at ease with the whole scenario.  You can write your birthing plan as early as you like, especially if it will help you feel a bit better about the whole thing. It isn’t set in stone and changes can be made throughout your pregnancy when you may feel differently about aspects of the labour.  Many women have an idea and then change it after learning more at antenatal classes.


But here is the main criteria that you will need to consider


1) Where do you plan to have your delivery? Are you planning to have your baby at your local hospital.  Perhaps there is another NHS hospital in your area that you would prefer.  Maybe you are considering a private delivery?  Or are you considering having a home birth.  You will of course need to speak to your midwife or doctor to check if this is a possibility for you.  If you are having the baby at hospital, are you going for a general birth, a water birth or a hypno birth.


2) Who is going to be your birthing partner? Will you have one or more than one?  Most people would like their partner to be their birthing partner, but if you fear that your partner will not give you the right energy that you need/ or they are  squeamish and may end up passing out on the floor, then it may be worth considering having your mother, sister or best friend there with you as well.


3) Pain relief – Most people would like to think that they can manage the pain with no pain relief or with gas and air.  There are plenty of alternatives available and it does not make you any less strong to consider some of these options.  Obviously for water births or hypno births your choices are going to be more limited, but ask your midwife about epidurals and pethadine if you are having a general birth – as it does no harm to have all of the information available to you.


4)Do you want any intervention – are you happy for the dr to use forceps or ventouseor any other intervention technique? Obviously sometimes, these are unavoidable but it is worth considering and talking to your midwife about.  Some mothers are more than happy to have intervention at the end of the birth to speed up the delivery slightly.


5)Monitoring your babies heartbeat – do you want to be linked up to an electrical heart rate detector during the labour or would you be happy for the midwife to take a handheld heart rate (sonicaid)when necessary?


6) Do you have any special requests - Are you planning on filming your birth? Do you want your partner to cut the umbilical cord?  In some cultures the father will even eat the placenta so if you do have requests make sure you tell your midwife during one of your appointments as it may not be at the forefront of your mind while you are in labour


7)Caesarean – if a Caesarean is unavoidable talk to your doctor about your feelings regarding this.


8)What position do you plan to be in? Some people prefer the idea of being on their side, on their back or on all fours.  More often that not this is a decision that you will make once you are in labour and will be more what position provides more comfort for you but always something to consider


9) Breastfeeding/ or Bottle Feeding – Most midwifes would prefer you to try breastfeeding after birth – to at least allow your baby to have the “foremilk” which is the first bit of breast milk which contains a large amount of proteins and nutrients.  Many people do not want to make the decision until they have given birth and see what feels natural – but it is of course something worth considering, and is an idea to look into the pros & cons of both.

 

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