• Posted by Randi Alexander on August 19, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    1. Before Labor Begins

    If the baby and I are fine, and if I go past my estimated due date, I would like to wait until I go into labor naturally.

    I chose this item because, if the client’s desire is a physiological birth, they would more than likely want to wait until their body goes into labor naturally before going to the hospital. Which could lead to getting an induction or other things like a C-section. This can also reduce worry or panic about the birthing process if we naturally allow it to happen.

    2. Personal Style

    I would like the hospital or birthing staff to know that I may have my own personal style of birthing- from walking, moaning, or grunting, I would be grateful for the personal space to do this comfortably without feeling hushed or rushed.

    I chose this item because it is good to have it in your birth plan because, when you go into labor, you won’t necessarily be able to express it. Having this in the plan will give the client the peace of mind to express herself freely and intuitively without rushing through the process or feeling like she needs to be quiet or still.

    3. Active Labor- First Stage, Phase Getting to 10cm

    I would like to keep internal vaginal exams to a minimum.

    I chose this item because it may not feel good to the person in labor; it can feel intrusive and may increase emotions that can stall labor if she is uncomfortable with these checks.

    4. Pain Relief

    I would like the opportunity to try non-medical, non-invasive pain relief methods. Some therapies I feel would be useful to me include: massage, guided relaxation, water, change in position, hot/cold therapy, acupressure, mediation/deep breathing

    I choose this item if the mom wants an ideal drug-free birth. This would benefit the mother while she goes through the process of natural, unmedicated labor. Not all of these tools may work, but at least a couple of them could allow her to have a drug-free birth if that is her choice.

    5. Vaginal Delivery

    I would like my baby to be placed on my abdomen immediately following the birth.

    I chose this item because immediate skin-to-skin contact is great for bonding and connection between mother and baby. It would also allow the birthing person to stay calm versus having the baby taken away immediately.

    6. Immediate Newborn Care Cord Care

    In my ideal world, my healthy baby will be immediately placed on my chest. If this is the case, he or she would be above the placenta, and I would therefore like to wait until the cord stops pulsating before it is clamped and cut.

    I chose this because it would give skin-to-skin contact once more and also allow delayed cord clamping. Delayed cord clamping can benefit the mother and baby tremendously by increasing the baby’s overall blood volume.

    7. Other Newborn Procedures Baby’s First Bath

    I prefer that the baby be gently wiped down to remove fluids and wrapped in a receiving blanket. Please do not bathe, to allow my baby’s natural vernix to continue to soften and protect skin.

    I chose this item because it can provide skin protection, reduce hypothermia, and for the mother, improve breast feeding rates and bonding with the baby.

    Randi Alexander replied 1 month, 1 week ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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