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YOUR BIRTH PLAN?!? - WHAT TO CONSIDER
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff posted:
Hey Ladies!

I know that some mothers-to-be are very strict about their birth plan and know exactly how they want the whole delivery process to go!

Do you know about all of your options with delivery? Have you thought about speaking to your doctor about the big day and all of your preferences?

This article is a great source to refer to when considering all of your options for this momentous day:
  • Comfort measures - Nonmedicine, pain medicine and water birth
  • Pain Medicine - Epidural anesthesia, pudendal and paracervical blocks, narcotics
  • Newborn Care Decisions - Banking your baby's umbilical cord blood, keeping the baby with you at least one hour after birth, delaying vitamin K injection and tests until the newborn calms, your visitation schedule
Every mother has a different vision of delivery. I hope that you all get to experience this amazing day as you plan and more importantly with the best of health
Best Wishes!
Amelia
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