31 weeks 6 days
M has suggested that we come up with a birth plan (which is a fantastic idea).
I’ve been reading of birth plans on-line and of course they are all centred around giving birth to you own child, not so many that focus on surrogacy births, and a lot of it, well is just not relevant to surrogacy. All the decisions regarding the lighting/music/atmosphere/pain meds etc are things that M should really decide (after all she will be the one doing all the hard work on the big day).
As I am not really sure what elements are things that Mr. Duck and I need to consider I decided that I should turn to my dear internet friends for some advice, any suggestions on the elements that we should consider?
This is what I have so far:
1. Our preferences surrounding if we are in the operating room during delivery (both c-section and natural – just in case).
2. Cord cutting, yea or nea.
3. Holding of babes (if they are healthy) – who gets to hold who first.
That’s it, that’s all I got.
There are other elements that I have for post birth stuff, which were partly suggested by the hospital. They said that after the babies are born as long as they are healthy we (mr. duck/babes/me) can go to a private room where the babes can spend some time lying on my stomach – which is the natural trigger for breastfeeding – apparently babies want to try and feed within the 1st hour after they are born and this is when they are “primed for learning how to bf”. Then the babies will room in with Mr Duck and I until they are ready to be discharged.
Anyone have any ideas for other items to be included in a birth plan?
Anything you LOVED about the birth of your baby/ies or anything you hated?
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