Brian & Am&a
In the ten months we were approved, we only heard from one girl. We decided to go on to "Parent Profiles" since our year mark was approaching. TWO MONTHS after being on "Parent Profiles" a prospective birthmother found us through them! She has chosen us to be the parents of her baby and we are so thrilled. We can't believe how fast it took! The next time we adopt, we are coming back here for SURE! more ...
A birth plan is a guideline for planning the delivery of your bundle of love just the way you want it to occur. With all pregnancies, issues may come up during the labor, which may cause the birth plan to be altered without notice. You can, also, change your mind anytime prior to the due date. These aren't set in stone. However when it comes to the most important step in the lives of your family, a birth plan is ideal for everyone. New mothers or mothers who have been in labor before can benefit from a birth plan and be involved in the process. When creating a birth plan there are a few different options. The simplest way is a form. You can usually get these from your health care provider or on-line. Just answer a small number of questions and that's it. Or if you want more in-depth attention to particular needs you can write up a birth plan. These types of labor plans can be as short as a paragraph or as long as 20 pages.
Before writing a birth plan you need to check into all the choices available to you. Some information you may include in the birth plan includes the facility you would like to deliver in. There are many options to choose from, such as a hospital, or a birthing center or even your own home. Another piece of information you may consider is medication. Would you rather have something to ease the pain or a natural birth? Other preferences may include style of clothing, relaxing audio or video, and how the lights are set up. Several practices that used to be mandatory have since changed thus creating a more family friendly experience.
When completing the birth plan, research all the alternatives you can and make sure everything you would like to happen is outlined carefully. During labor you will meet people new to you. They have never met you so they are not sure what you had in mind to have an enjoyable birth. This is where your plan becomes active. After you devise the birth plan, you should submit it to the hospital or health care provider of your choosing. Discuss the plan, including your wishes in the event of unforeseen circumstances, and ask for suggestions. Do not allow yourself to be forced into scenarios you are uncomfortable with. Your doctor should only make changes that are related to health concerns and NOT his/her convenience. After the details have been ironed out you should prepare the final draft of your birth plan. Your final birth plan will then be submitted to the people you will encounter on the best day of your life. You should also be sure to appoint at least one person accompanying you during the delivery to be sure that things go according to plan.