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View Poll Results: Did your birth plan go to plan
Yes, I am so please 16 21.05%
Nope, not in the slightest 39 51.32%
Some of it did 8 10.53%
I didn't have one 13 17.11%
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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 02:32 AM   1
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Did you birth plan's go to plan

Basically as the title says. Did your birth go how you planned it

Mine was no where near

Wanted to go naturally = I had to be induced on the drip

Wanted to be a birthing pool= Because of the drip Aidan's heart rate had to be monitored so I was layed down the whole time.

Wanted to move around= strapped to a heart monitor so couldn't

JUst gas and air NO epidural= because I wouldn't do what i planned to manage the pain e.g. bounce on gym ball, push whilst on hands and knees, be in the pool, I couldnt cope with the pain and ended up having an epidural

Have a healthy baby (the most important thing)= Yes and I glad that went to plan

So as you can see my plan just didnt happen

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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 02:40 AM   2
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I didnt really have a birth plan, i just wanted to go with the flow, but what i did know was that i wanted her naturally, prefably no epidural and that happened.

I did want to have a bath and move around but couldnt being strappd to endless monitors and things but i actually think with the pain at the time i couldnt of moved.

Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 02:43 AM   3
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I voted nope not in the slightest!

~I wanted a water birth at a midwife led centre near my home, with my OH there the whole time, I wanted 'our song' to be playing on th Ipod as LO took her first breath and to be left alone with our new baby for the first hour of her life.

~I actually got a crash csection at 32 weeks due to pre eclampsia. I was put to sleep, OH wasnt able to see LO being born, I was in ICU for a week and then met my daughter 48 hours after her birth when i came off the ventilator.

We DID get to play her 'our song' though, when I first held her. It was so precious and even though the SCBU room was full of other people it felt like it was just us 3 for a moment.

im welling up just thinking about it-dammit!!

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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 02:45 AM   4
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I was really open minded so I would say for the most part it did...

- I wanted to deliver vaginally obviously but didn't.
+ I wanted the epidural and I got it
- I specifically asked not to see any of my own blood if possible; the nurse messed up doing the IV when I was being induced and squirted it everywhere, the needle shot out and broke on the floor.. I could have died right there, I hate seeing my blood!
+ I asked NOT to be heckled about BFing and I wasn't (many people I know were even after saying that they had made their decision, etc more than once)
+ I wanted a private room and I got it
+ I wanted myself or OH to be with Elyse at all times, got that one too
- I wanted OH to cut the cord but in the operating room they didn't let him (understandable I guess)
+ I wanted OH to hold her first and he got to (not that I could have though! lol)

... that's all I can think of for now!

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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 03:00 AM   5
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I wanted to go naturally and sort of did after the sweep. I wanted a pool birth but only did an hour or so in the pool coz i lost so much blood.
I didn't want an epidural but begged for one when i was too far gone so im really happy i couldn't have one so i managed to do it on just gas and air.

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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 03:07 AM   6
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I didn't make one cos I knew if i didnt get what i wanted i'd be slighty disheartened.

I'd already been in labour for 45 hours by the time i got to the hospital and didn't care what they did aslong as I had my baby asap

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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 03:54 AM   7
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No. I wanted:

No student Midwives
Only Jason as a birth partner
Placenta delivered naturally

I had:

Gas and air
Student Midwives
My mum AND Jason
Injection to deliver my placenta quickly

Although Jason did get to cut the cord. But that's about it lol

Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 04:02 AM   8
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nope i wanted a natural birth with just G and A.

ended up with all the drugs and an emergency csection

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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 04:06 AM   9
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Not at all.

A completely natural vaginal water birth

What happened:
I had placental abruption and was rushed to theatre and put to sleep. I missed the whole birth and most of the first day with her.

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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 04:08 AM   10
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It was nothing like what I wanted. I was exhausted after having contractions for 3 days and not getting anywhere and not sleeping so I just wanted all the drugs which didnt work anyway. Then because I was laying on my back the whole time she was back to back and got stuck so ended up with a c section. It never even entered my head that I would need a section.



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