Have you thought about your birth plan?

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Have you thought about your birth plan?
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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 11:36am

Have you considered what you are wanting during your labor and delivery?  Are you open to trying to deliver your baby naturally or are you looking forward to the epidural and drugs to help get you through the discomfort?  Every labor is different and it's hard for us to imagine what is going to happen since we're all new to this.  What things have you considered about your birth plan?

For my birth plan I'm hoping to see how things go and I'm open to an epidural if I need it.  I have a relaxation and guided meditation program to listen to during my labor to hopefully help  me with the earlier labor.  I am all about the birthing ball and using the birthing tub.  DH and I went to a class on comfort during labor and birth that talked about some massage techniques and things like that to help.  We'll see if any of this really does help me in a few weeks time!

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Sat, 01-26-2013 - 11:29am

Here's a great birth plan: http://assets.babycenter.com/ims/Content/birthplan_pdf.pdf

I actually made my birth plan off this while I was in early labor. I went in with a certain mindset and actually prepared myself for natural labor during my pregnancy, but once I was in active labor, I completely changed my mind. My only advice is to be open.

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Sat, 01-26-2013 - 11:30am

Here's a great birth plan: http://assets.babycenter.com/ims/Content/birthplan_pdf.pdf

I actually made my birth plan off this while I was in early labor. I went in with a certain mindset and actually prepared myself for natural labor during my pregnancy, but once I was in active labor, I completely changed my mind. My only advice is to be open.

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