Okay, give me your comments! Did preggo mind forget anything? Or misspell yet another word?
I plan to bring this to my 36 week appt Thursday and will ask for comments at the VBAC meeting Saturday assuming I'm able to go (it's in another city). Trying to keep it short. I left food and water off because it's flat out hospital policy of nothing by mouth other than ice chips, so it will have to be snuck to me (and I do plan to eat before going in assuming my body is able to handle it).
All of the question marks are where my bullets are on my version.
? Use of heplock instead of attached IV.
? To use wireless monitors instead of being hooked up to a stationary monitor.
? Refrain from discussing pain levels and any offering of pain medication unless requested.
? Freedom to walk and move during labor and assume labor positions of choice.
? Minimal number of vaginal exams.
? No intentional rupture of membranes.
? To be fully appraised and consulted before the introduction of any medical procedure.
? To assume birthing positions of choice.
? Risk a tear rather than have an episiotomy.
? Push on my own, but be advised to stop or slow down to avoid or minimize tearing.
? To be allowed to push without time constraint, assuming both myself and baby are handing this phase well.
? Immediate skin to skin contact on my chest and breastfeeding if baby desires.
? Delay cord clamping and cutting until after pulsation has ceased.
? No cord traction, pitocin, or manual removal of placenta unless there is an emergency. I will consider a pitocin shot if needed.
? Allow vernix to be absorbed into baby?s skin; delay ?cleaning or rubbing.?
? Allow baby to remain in room with mom as long as there are no health concerns.
? We decline eye ointment, vitamin K injection, and Hepatitis B vaccination.
? I am a breastfeeding mom.
We understand that a VBAC is not guaranteed. If for some reason a cesarean delivery is indicated, we want to be fully informed and to participate in the decision-making process. I do not wish the baby to be separated from me unless she is in distress. If the baby must be taken away the father will accompany her. I do want the opportunity to breastfeed as soon as possible.
Please do not dispose of the placenta as we do want it. (this will be bolded)