June 30, 2013

My Birth Plan

Ok so I figured I would share with yall some of the decisions my husband and I are making when it comes to our baby and my delivery. I dont judge anyone on what they do or the decsions they make when if comes to this topic. I personally think everyone should do what works best for them and at the end of the day its just a plan and you can only hope that everything will work out the way you would like. I felt that by educating myself and reading about different options that are available to you during pregnancy that my husband and I would do what we feel is right for us and our family. So I just wanted to be open and I have personal reasons on why I am making the decisions I am as far as my birth plan. If any of you have not watched the Business of Being Born I would highly recommend watching it!http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/ I interviewed several doctors and decided since I am technically paying them to bring the most precious thing in the world to me into this world that I wanted to make sure they were on board with my birth plan. I was rejected by a few doctors due to my plan and finally found a dr who agreed to work with me and my birth plan. My doctor has several midwifes and if there are no complications ( praying that there is not) my midwife will deliver our baby boy.

My Birth Plan for Baby Miller
1. I am going to try to deliver my baby naturally with no epidural/pain medicines.
2. I am going to reach down and physically pull our baby out myself.
3. We are not immediately cutting the umbilical chord but are letting the chord pulsate and once the chord has completely pulsated my husband will cut the chord.
4. We are not letting the nurse take the baby and weigh and wipe him down but are choosing to have immediate skin to skin contact & begin to breast feed.
5. We will not bath our baby for at least a week.
6. They will not take the baby out of our sight unless there is a medical emergency.
7. I will labor in positions I feel that are comfortable ( not laying down.. but instead standing up .. or on a ball)
8. If the baby has not turned we will not consider a c section but will seek out alternative medicine such as acupuncture to naturally help the baby turn.
9. I will not be induced (unless myself or the baby is at risk) So no pitocin.
10. No Episiotomy
11. We are not doing a Vitamin K shot
12. No eye drops in our babies eyes ( I don't have any STDS this is the ONLY reason for the eye drops) I don't want any antibiotics in my babies body.
13. I am planning on breast feeding our baby. I know its challenging and I am hoping I will be able to and have a good milk supply. ( I did read that their are natural supplements you can take that will increase your milk supply) they are called Fenugreek and milkmaid tea

Thats my plan! My goal is the least amount of medical intervention as possible. I would suggest reading and educating yourself before your choose to do the "traditional" guidlines that doctors follow because I would not have thought I would have made some of the decisions that I am making had I not taken the time to read about what my options are.


  1. Good for you mama! I think every new parent should have the right to have a "plan" in place as they chose. We also did not do the vitamin k shot or the hep b shot at birth because we too felt it was unnecessary. We had immediate skin to skin as well. I live in a state where they are going more to a mother and baby nurturing state which was great because our doctor and nurses were already on board with our plan no questions asked :) I think that by having a "plan" you feel somewhat prepared but as you said anything can happen. Love that you are so open about you and your husbands birthing plan! Don't let anyone tell you what "they" think is right or wrong, it is your baby after all and you need to feel good about the decisions you are making. Big hugs from the Pacific Northwest :) Darcy

  2. I love that you have a birth plan. You are so right. If you are paying someone to deliver your baby they should deliver it the way you want. I had a birth plan. And my OB was so cool with it. I wanted drug free, labor at home for as long as possible and no induction unless it was necessary and no c-section. I had my dream birth. It was peaceful and drug free. I prepared months in advanced. If you want you wil have it. I did want to pull out my baby but my OB said there is a reason babies need to be delivered parallel to your body so the blood flow doesn't rise to high or to low. My OB told me when babies come out doctors are so quick to lift them high. This causes Jaundice. When she delivered my baby girl she pulled her out and held her steady and parallel to my body before placing her on my chest it must of been like ten seconds. But anything to avoid jaundice il do it. They did the bilirubin test and her numbers were fabulous. But if you choose to do it that's fine. I bet it will be a great experience. I posted my birth story on my blog. It's very detailed but it was a positive experience. I refused to listen or read horror birth stories. Birth is amazing. It's something I can't explain. Can't wait to hear all about your birth story. You look fabulous by the way. Also another tip do you kegels. It helps the baby's head move down your cervix and tuck in his chin for easier birth. :) http://healthyhappyharper.blogspot.com/?m=1

  3. Thanks Darcy! Thats awesome your Drs were on board with your plan. Yes I feel somewhat prepared just hoping and praying everything goes smoothly.Xo

    Acsa thanks!! I never thought about that I will read and check into the baby being parallel to your body!:) Yes your right I know! I cant wait to post my birth story & compare it to our plan! Your so right! I am not listening to any negativity and am staying positive with everything from my birth plan to nursing to raising our baby. You just cant listen to all the debbie downers ... Thanks I am trying I am only 5'2 so people think I am a lot further along than what I really am! But so far I still fit into almost everything except my jeans! Awh I would love to read it!! Cant wait!Xo yes I read kegels I try to do them when I am driving lol