What kind of birth plans are there?

Birth Options Offered at the Childbirth Center
  • Vaginal Birth.
  • Natural Birth.
  • Scheduled Cesarean.
  • Unplanned Cesarean.
  • Vaginal Birth after C-Section (VBAC)
  • Scheduled Induction.

When should you start a birth plan?

Before your baby is born, you should create a plan leading up to the delivery and immediately following the birth. This is known as a birth plan, and it’s an important piece of two-way communication between you and your health care team.

What is golden hour birth?

The first hour after birth when a mother has uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact with her newborn is referred to as the “golden hour.” This period of time is critical for a newborn baby who spent the past nine months in a controlled environment.

How long should a birth plan be?

Your birth plan should be short and readable, preferably 1-2 pages. I prefer bullet point format. Be personal and polite in your writing, using “I” statements and the word “please.” Tell short personal stories that explain your choices. I’ve included an example birth plan below.

How do I organize my birth plan?

Things to Consider When Writing a Birth Plan
  1. Keep it simple. …
  2. Introduce yourself! …
  3. Who is your primary support person? …
  4. Who else do you want in the room? …
  5. Describe the room. …
  6. Pain relief. …
  7. What about the birth? …
  8. Newborn procedures are also important to include.

Can you write your own birth plan?

Your birth plan is personal to you. It depends on what you want, your medical history, your circumstances and what is available at your maternity service. You might be given a special form for your birth plan, or there may be room in your notes. It’s a good idea to keep a copy of your birth plan with you.

How many copies of birth plan do I need?

Make copies of the plan: one for you, one for your chart, one for your doctor or nurse-midwife, and one for your birthing coach or partner. And bring extra copies in your labor bag, in case your doctor is not on call when your baby is born. You can’t control everything that happens during your baby’s birth.

What are birth preferences?

birth preferences. A birth plan is a document that outlines your preferences for things during and after childbirth such as pain management and breastfeeding. We recommend thinking of it as “birth preferences” rather than a “birth plan.” A plan sounds like something is set in stone.

Is a birth plan a legal document?

A birth plan is a written document that allows an expectant mother to outline her ideal birth situation. After you provide a copy of your birth plan to your healthcare provider, it will be included in your medical chart. It is a legal document.

When do you do your birth plan with your midwife?

Your 36-week appointment is often the ideal time for this. Discussing your plan with your midwife will give you the chance to ask questions and find out more about what will happen when you go into labour.

Who do I give my birth plan to?

Who Needs a Copy of My Birth Plan? Once your birth plan is set, give a copy to your doctor to keep with your medical records, and take another copy to the hospital or birth center. You’ll also want to give copies of your birth plan to anyone who will be with you during labor.

What do you wear during labor?

Your own clothing

One advantage to wearing hospital-issued gowns is that you won’t care if they’re ruined during delivery. If you do choose to wear your own clothing, opt for something loose on top. There will be a lot of action below the waist, so pajama bottoms or a pair of sleep shorts aren’t necessary.

Can you eat during labor?

We don’t want you to have a huge meal when you’re going into labor, but Jell-O, applesauce, Popsicles, or toast may be OK during early labor, while you’re still at home. In the rare event that aspiration occurs, solid foods can cause a worse reaction in the lungs when aspirated.

What is the purpose of a birth plan?

Why is a birth plan necessary? A birth plan is a way for you to communicate your wishes to your health care team during your labor and after the birth of your baby. Each birth is a unique experience. Creating a birth plan empowers you to become informed of all your options during labor.

Can you have two birthing partners?

A second nominated birth partner can now also be with them at the same time in birth rooms on our consultant-led unit (CLU) and midwife-led unit (MLU) at Lister Hospital’s Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit. The two nominated birth partners must: Not change (these birth partners cannot be swapped to someone else)