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Are Birth Plans Necessary
No: Most women do not create a birth plan. Millions of women have given birth successfully since the beginning of humanity without having a birth plan. For some creating a birth plan provides comfort and sense of control over what can be a scary time. Do not feel pressured to create one if you do not want to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've never had a normal period, and am 20 yrs old. I have not had a period in two yrs. Only had them while on birth control. Is plan B necessary?
I've been taking ocella oral birth control for about 2 months now. I just had sex, and the condom broke. Would it be necessary to take Plan B as well?
Think it through: Talk it out, be flexible & take time to research. This tiny space is small to give answer but pick your priorities: natural childbirth, family present, fetal monitoring, labor augmentation, mood--music & light in room, pain control, push position, episiotomy, umbilical cord cutting, cord blood, when c-sxn, doula, breast feeding. So many questions! your provider will give you a worksheet to help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work with your doc: Birth plans can be tricky. You are deciding what you want to have happen in a situation that isn't controllable. Talk to your doctor. Try to remember that this birth is one day in your life. As long as you have a healthy baby in your arms at the end of the day, that's a perfect birth experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not specifically: It is important that you & dad discuss many issues about the process & be ready to help the delivery team help you.Things like who will be present at the delivery, whether you want to go natural or have an epidural, etc. All should be discussed beforehand. The l&d crew will be following protocols meant to assure safety for you & baby. Since they do it every day, they can help you have a good experian. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth Plan: Some people have specific things they would like to do at the delivery of their baby. Discuss these in advance with your ob-gyn and pediatrician to find out what is realistic and safe. Remember that the baby didn't read the plan! the most important thing to do is to stay flexible. If the mother or the baby need a different treatment, be prepared to adapt as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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