I'm hoping some mamas who have had cesareans can share their birth plans. I will paste mine below, but not having had one before, I am sure I'm missing some important things so would love to see some others.
Cesarean Birth Plan
*Dr. X did a consult with me and asked that I mention that to the anesthesiologist who cares for me. There is information about some blood pressure issues I've had in prior surgeries as well as our discussion about the use of narcotics.
*I am extremely sensitive to narcotics. Please do not put any narcotics in the spinal nor in the post op pain medications. I would much rather be in a great deal of pain than suffer from the severe nausea, vomiting, constipation, rashes, and itching that I have experienced with narcotics. If the pain becomes unbearable with non-narcotic pain relievers, I will ask for narcotics at that point. Please also do not give me any sedatives.
*I had a reaction to the stitches used in my first birth and would like to discuss an
alternative suture material.
*Please reinforce my uterus with double stitches and please do not use staples.
*Please delay clamping the cord for two minutes. (MDC mamas....they can delay cord clamping with a C, right??)
*I would like the baby with me in recovery.
*My husband would like to be present at all times, including during recovery. My husband would like to go with the baby if for some reason baby and I have to be separated in an emergency.
*I will be breastfeeding. I prefer to nurse immediately in the OR with someone holding the baby to assist me. (Does anyone have experience with how often they do/don't allow this?)
Any feedback or things you would add or take out?