Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Birth Plan

Every pregnancy site I have been to, or magazine I have read, says that you need to make a birth plan, and hand copies of it to your delivering doctor and nurse team so everyone knows your wishes.

So, here's mine. Bear with me.

Preferred Method of Delivery: Natural
Drug-free or Epidural: Epidural
C-section?: If necessary
Induced labor: As of now, no.

And that's it. No water births, or music, or camcorders, or anything like that. I just want it to be as smooth as possible. I say "as of now, no" on induced labor, but if I am still pregnant at Valentine's Day and my baby was due around New Year's, I'm pretty sure that no is going to change to a "Yes! For the love of all that is holy, YES!" simply because I will want this baby OUT of me at that point.

So there is the final plan. I don't think any adjustments will be necessary. And I'm not going to print it off and hand it to my barely-speaks-English doctor or the nursing staff. It's pretty simple. Just give me drugs and I'll be okay.


  1. "Just give me drugs, and I'll be okay". Sounds like famous last words hahaha.

  2. Sounds like a good plan! If I'm ever expecting, I'm going to be one of those water-birth mommies. ;-)


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