When should you discuss the
birth plan with your gynaecologist?
I would say sometime during the middle
of your third trimester. This is the best time, as you
will have a more accurate picture of the prognosis of
your delivery. The gynaecologist will also be able to
provide more constructive advice for your birth plan.
The following is a sample of my birth plan. I had the
opportunity to discuss these needs with my gyneacologist
during my last trimester so that both of us had a good
understanding of what I wanted. But it did not work
out as planned because I went into premature labour
- Natural birth preferred with
no episiotomies but if Caesarian it will be via epidural
- able to breastfeed as soon as possible.
- Husband to be around to cut umbilical
- Prefer an anesthetic with no
effects on breastfeeding.
- Pain killers and antibiotics
with no side effects on baby
- Allow baby to suckle, breastfeed
immediately after delivery or within one hour after
- Get lactation specialist to help
during the initial suckling.
- Exclusive breastfeeding sign
on baby's trolley.
My sample is a very simple one. You might want to visit
the following links for more clues and example of a
birth plan and how to create one based on your needs:
Contributed by Jenny Wee, mother of James
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