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Friday, August 20, 2010

A Birth Plan???


I've done a lot of talking lately with my best friend / sister-in-law / labor and delivery nurse. Yes she really is the trifecta of all knowing all things baby. Oh, did I mention she just had her first baby 5 months ago? So yes, he's the holy grail of babyness.

So anyway, she has really explained to me how hard it is/stupid it is to have a strict birth plan. Because of the numerous things that can happen during your pregnancy, especially during labor and delivery, it is almost unhealthy for you to have such a strict plan of how you think things are going to go. She has explained that she's seen way too many times woman who only have one vision in their mind of how giving birth is going to happen and when they have to divert from that plan they get very overwhelmed and just plain freak out.

I have completely adopted that theory for myself. I do not want a birth plan. Or, in other words I want my birth plan to be called go with the flow. UNFORTUNATELY, it seems like you can't even crack open a baby book to the third trimester and not read about how IT'S TIME TO SET UP YOUR BIRTH PLAN. Or you read, IT'S TIME TO WRITE DOWN YOUR BIRTH PLAN. Worse yet, IT'S TIME TO PUT COPIES OF YOUR BIRTH PLAN IN YOUR BAG FOR THE HOSPITAL. Good grief. Even last night at our birthing center tour, (which was so awesome and I'll post about that next) our nurse who was giving the tour explained how they are really activists for the mom and want to make the experience exactly how the mom would like it to be. She even mentioned that they will try and follow any birth plan the mother has in place.

Uhg, I'm so tired of hearing about preparing a birth plan that I've finally thought I'll do it. I've decided to write this down on a sticky note and through it in the hospital bag just to say I've done it. This is what it looks like:


My Birth Plan



  • To get this baby

  • Which is on the inside of my body


  • To the outside of my body


  • In a hospital


  • With drugs


Ok so what do you think? Think that's good enough? Think that will work? If anything else hopefully now I won't feel so paranoid like I'm the only horrible mom to be out there without a birth plan. Because now I have one!!



Tiffany

12 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love your birth plan. I say type it up!

Shanny said...

Best birth plan ever. I'm following it too!

Its tough for me to have one since it will be twins so I didn't even bother, and regardless you never know what can come up. I wont have a clue whether it will be natural or c-section until its time and I'll be hooked up to be drugged no matter what so yes I'm with you. Just get them out!

unaffected said...

Love it!

Jess said...

You totally need to type this up and give it to your nurse/doctor when you are in labor.:)Love it!

Monique said...

Really love it!! I'm your newest follower :)

Littlest True Blue said...

wow! that's nmy birth plan too! And we can't ALL be horrible moms! You're going to do great!
LTB

Miss S said...

Haha! I love it! I am on the same page with you on this one!

Cherbear said...

you are hilarious and I love you. LOL

I mean it, I am hooked on your blog. Thank you for bringing some sunshine to a fellow "infertile". I am not pregnant yet but I still manage to read your blog and laugh and enjoy without the least bit of jealousy. Wow that sounds weird, but I think you know what I mean ;)

Ashley said...

I love your plan! :) And I agree. How in the world are you suppose to know how your baby is going to come out? Especially with your first. We're clueless. :)

Bummed Uterus said...

That is quite possibly THE best birth plan I've ever seen. You should throw some F words in there just for fun. :)

FirstTimeMom said...

LOL I LOVE your birth plan!! Can I copy it?? I have been frustrated by the "birth plan" thing too!! I just want to go with the flow and do whatever my Dr says is necissary to keep me and baby alive and well. They make it seem like you HAVE to have a birth plan though. Like, do they NOT know what to do if you do not have a birth plan!? It's kinda scary actually by all the pressure that's out there about the birth plan and all the different opinions about it. Like we don't have enough to focus on as it is.

5th Belle Avenue said...

Haha this is hilarious. Love it!