Birth Plan Guide for Scheduled C-sections
Big plans come with having a baby. There are lots of decisions to be made, lots of options, lots of products, and we all dream of how having a baby will be. Birth is a big thing we all make plans for. When birth is planned to be a surgical delivery (c-section), women often feel like everything is out of their control. In this birth plan guide specially made for scheduled c-sections, we talk about creating a more family-centered cesarean. There are still plans to be made before birth. The infant care plans are the same and the postpartum plans are still needed. You can do a birth plan for a surgical birth. Use this to learn more about decisions and options, choices and things to ask about, as well as some options for coping with not having a vaginal delivery if that is what you wanted. Your birth is still a birth, whether it's vaginal or surgical. Let's make it an educated and empowered, beautiful cesarean.
Part 1: What is a birth plan?
Part 2: The birth plan packet for parents
- Know before you go
- Foundational decisions
- Before surgery
- During the birth
- Postpartum – the first few days in the hospital
- Postpartum at home, the first 6 weeks
- Neonatal care
- Other notes
- Adapting the original plans
Part 3: Talking points for a family-centered cesarean
Part 4: The fill-in plan to give your doctor and nurses