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#1 Cluckyandhopeful

Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

Hi ladies, I'm taking over this forum of late with all my questions!

Just wondering if you had written a birth plan for your Caesars?

I understand the Caesar is basically the birth plan, but there seems to be a lot more to it.

Is there more that I should be incorporating into the plan?

#2 Psiren

Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

I didn't last time, as it was an emergency c-section, but this time want to make sure that I get to take my little dude to recovery with me.  My OB says that's definitely an option, depending on how we're both doing.  The other thing I regretted was not seeing my placenta - I'm curious and it just didn't occur to me to ask, so will have a look this time around.

#3 Hooray Henry

Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

I did. It included things like finding out baby's sex myself, seeing the placenta (fascinating!), skin to skin in theatre. Sadly she couldn't come to recovery with me but I knew that beforehand. It was definitely worth writing down my wishes/requests, it was a wonderful experience! All the best.

#4 Guest_BessMarvin_*

Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:03 PM


Edited by BessMarvin, 12 April 2012 - 07:57 PM.

#5 vanessa71

Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:24 AM

No, I didn't have a birth plan, didn't see th point. I think they only set you up for disappointment if all doesn't go according to plan.

#6 BeachedAsBro

Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

I'm with Vanessa, mind you for number two I'll be insisting on having a PCA & also the baby with me in recovery.

#7 mumma78

Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

I was attacked by one midwife for not having a birth plan. How dare I assume that she just do her job and deliver my baby! Turned out I had an emergency c-section anyway!!! This time I am electing a c-section and like many people here, I would like my baby with me in recovery, if I can. I spent longer in recovery than normal because my blood pressure wouldn't come down, so bloody annoying!
As for the placenta bit, that's too much for me - eek! Baby spew and poo is enough for my weak stomach. The team that delivered my baby were so amazing, I just hope that the team is as good this time around.

#8 Nardi

Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

Do a little planning and talk to the midwives pre birth!

I've had 2 emergency CS and didn't get time with my babies til I came out or recovery.

My 3rd was a planned CS and I requested he come to recovery with me (wrote letter etc) which was wonderful, I got to feed him in recovery and have that all important skin time! Loved it.

Having my 4th in a couple of weeks and it's now part of NSW Health policy that baby goes to recovery with mum if at all possible. A huge step forward! Although I'd prefer to have VB, it's omforting to know that I have a plan to be with me baby at all times!

Something else you can do is if bub cant be with you....get hubby to do the skin to skin til you can get there. My hubby did that with number 1 and they have a gorgeous bond and she's 7 now.

Good luck with your birth, the key is good commiunication with your caregivers and flexibility in the plan. I hope it all goes well for you.


#9 little lion

Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (Craptastic @ 20/03/2012, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm with Vanessa, mind you for number two I'll be insisting on having a PCA & also the baby with me in recovery.

I'm new to all this. Can anyone tell me what PCA is? I tried googling but unhelpful things like the Peanut Company of Australia popped up.

#10 anotherid

Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

PCA - Patient Controlled Analgesia.

Basically a pump that is loaded with pre-set doses of analgesia that you can then press a button and get a dose when you are in pain. Normally then contain morphine or Fentanyl. They are set so that you can not over-dose.

#11 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

No. I had an emergency for the first. But planned for second. Even though that was planned I did have in mind after no.1 what I wanted. I wanted skin-to-skin in theatre, I wanted to feed her in recovery and I didn't want her whisked away to the nursery - I wanted to keep her with me as much as I could. And I did insist on these things and was honoured with them. They weren't officially written down but I did know what I wanted original.gif

#12 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:06 AM

I had an emergency cs under a ga but was able to feed my son briefly in recovery, and I had a PCA, so those are things you can request.

You can also ask for things like

Not being told the sex until you see the bub, or having your partner announce it.
Delayed cord cutting
Partner to cut cord
Photography/video - in my case the paediatrician did it.  

There's even a protocol for the mother to assist in lifting out the baby. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/04/...5971419538.html

The other preferences you might want to put in ( this happened to me) is what you want to happen if the baby needs to be separated - for example who goes with bub, they should do skin to skin, your views on formula.

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