Ladies, can you give me your thoughts on a birth plan for a cesarean. Anything that I am missing? I have some questions for my OB at my next visit, to include: when the catheter is inserted, double suturing, medications used post-op. Thanks
I Danielle, the birth mother would like all effort made to accommodate our wishes as a family for the following c-section birth plan.....
I would like to meet each staff member in the OR who will be participating in the cesarean.
Explain all medications that will be used to me.
I would like for my husband (and mother?) and baby to stay in the OR with me while surgery is completed and remain in recovery with me.
If the baby needs medical assistance requiring leaving the OR I?d like for another person (Mother-Anita) to attend me in the OR while my husband goes with the baby so I won?t have to be alone.
Please lower the curtain and hold my baby up so I can see her at the moment of birth.
Request my arms not be strapped down so I may touch my baby freely.
I would like my baby placed skin to skin on my chest immediately after basic assessments while in the OR. My husband can hold baby there with a blanket over my baby.
In the event of a hysterectomy, please do not remove my ovaries or anything else that isn?t medically necessary.
I would like to breastfeed my baby as soon as possible in recovery.
In the event the baby requires medical attention beyond that of a healthy baby, please inform me and my husband verbally what is needed or will be needed so I can actively participate in choices made for my baby's care.
I plan to breastfeed exclusively, so no pacifier, formula, sugar water should be given to my baby.
I would like to have the baby room-in with me during my stay in the hospital
Thank you for honoring my requests for my baby and me.