Most women think that they do not need a birth plan when they are having the baby through a C section, also known as cesarean. A birth plan is something that helps you express the preferences and the desires that you have for the birth of the baby during a C section.
However, even after discussing your birth plan with the doctor in detail there may be occasions when it cannot be followed. You have the choice to be informed about such circumstances should they arise during the surgery.
A birth plan for cesarean birth defines many things like support and who you want to have by your side while the surgery is being performed. It could be your husband, friend or family. You can have this included on your birth plan.
You also can decide about the anesthesia and the procedure of anesthesia. If you want to stay awake during the procedure you could mention it in your birth plan. While making a birth plan it is also important to discuss with the doctor on the procedure of surgery. It is possible that some doctors strap the hands of the patient for example. If you do not want such a thing, then you should include it in the birth plan and also ask that you want to touch the baby after it is born. You can even have the conditions for the post partum recovery mentioned and how you would like to feed the baby. Your choices about breast feeding and baby care can be mentioned in the birth plan.
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