Sunday, 24 May 2009
I am using HiPP Organic's downloadable Birth Plan form as a guide on how to create my birth plan that the midwife would like to see at our next meeting.
Some of my answers:
Q.Would you like your birthing partner to be with you throughout labour?
A. Yes (if he behaves)
Q.Would you like your partner to cut the umbilical cord?
A. Yes (if he hasn't passed out)
I know it doesn't come off as very maternal of me, but I chose to have my baby cleaned up before they place the kid on my deflated stomach. I figure that since I bought a nice pair of pajamas to change into, along with black silk dressing gown, the least the baby can do is get its face wiped off.
I'm still unsure about whether to get the injection after birth to help the uterus contract in order to expunge the placenta without risk of over bleeding or to just let nature takes it course. Any suggestions from mothers out there?