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Do you have anything in birth plan about possible c-section?

I pretty much copied the birth plan from my hypnobirthing book and there's a little bit about the baby going to DH right away in the event of a c-section, but I was thinking I should have a whole section on it since I'm having a VBAC.  If you have anything, what did you include?
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Re: Do you have anything in birth plan about possible c-section?

  • I wrote a separate, "just in case" c/s birth plan for my VBAC.  Sorry if the formatting gets screwed up.

    • Leave my arms unstrapped
    • Allow husband to stay with me during c-section prep
    • Insert catheter after I am numb
    • Anti-nausea meds right away
    • Would like both husband and doula in the room for c-section
    • Use hypoallergenic solutions on my skin; I had an allergic reaction after my first c-section
    • Would like still photos allowed of baby
    • Would like to wear glasses during surgery or put glasses on to see baby being born
    • Please bring baby to me right away to see/hold
    • Husband to announce the sex of the baby
    • Please leave cord long for husband to cut
    • Dermabond for skin closure
    • Baby to stay with us at all times in the OR and recovery unless there is a medical problem
    • I would like to hold baby on the way to the recovery room
    • I would like to breastfeed within the first hour after birth
    • Please help me make this birth a special and positive experience

     

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  • I requested double layer sutures, that DH be allowed with me the entire time, and that I can hold the baby ASAP and breastfeed ASAP.
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  • Yes, you can read mine in the birth plan post below.  HTH!

    I think it is very important to focus on this possibility. I wish I had really thought more about it since I did end up with a c/s and was totally unprepared regarding my hospital's policy. It made for a very negative experience.

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  • Yes, I"m VBACing as well and have very clear ideas about what I want and don't want should a non-emergency RCS be needed. Also, since I'm using a free standing birth center this time I will include notes in the event I must be put under G.A.as there won't be as much time to prep me should I be transferred in a emergency situation.
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  • imageGoldenPeaches:
    I requested double layer sutures, that DH be allowed with me the entire time, and that I can hold the baby ASAP and breastfeed ASAP.

    I never included information about a c/s last time and thankfully didn't need it.  But next time I plan to write something similar to this.

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