If I transfer to the hospital what should I include on my Birth Preferences, I must say here that I never know what to call it "Birth Preferences" makes me feel like the hospital staff will assume everything is optional whereas "Birth Plan" may make the staff assume I am unwilling to waiver should a true emergency arise.
Anyway, here is what I have included thus far (and please feel free to assist with wording)
Intermittent monitoring with a fetoscope
Hydration and food intake according to thirst/hunger and without limit
Natural techniques will be used for pain relief
Setting the environment: dim lighting, comfortable room temperature, music, my own clothing for the labor and birth, use of water (labor pool and or shower), use of massage tools and birth ball.
I will push according to my body's signals
I would rather risk a tear than have an episiotomy
EMERGENCY CESAREAN SECTION
I would like a second opinion and to be fully informed of what is happening and why at all times.
My husband will be present at all times. He will be taking pictures and video recording the delivery.
The baby and I will be together for recovery.
The umbilical cord should remain uncut unless authorized by my husband or myself.
The baby should be put on my abdomen immediately following birth. *In the case of a cesarean section: Dustin will hold the baby and placenta following extraction.
DO NOT suction the baby, rather have my husband or myself lean it forward and the fluid will come out with the help of gravity, or lay the baby across my abdomen and I will wipe up the fluid that comes out.
These procedures will NOT be administered following birth:
Vitamin K shot, Hep B Vaccine (the pediatrician will do this), eye ointment, bath, and circumcision.
NO PACIFIERS, BOTTLES, OR SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING.
Am I forgetting anything that a hospital routinely does that is unnecessary?
Thank you for reading and responding.