Decision Making for Birth Planning: Easy Fix for the Big Day


Preparing a birth plan is something that could really make a difference in your outcome

One of the most critical days of your life is the day you give birth. Having a birth plan ahead of time will assist you in making decisions on how you want your labor and childbirth to go, as well as letting others know your preferences. When the big day comes, you’ll be able to concentrate on what matters most: bringing your new baby into the world.

A birth plan is a bit misleading: Although certain things in life can be planned for, the birth of a child is not one of them. Babies are notorious for ignoring their due dates, as well as all of your expectations for a particular type of delivery or labour and delivery.

At the end of the day, your birth is more dependent on your body and your baby than it is on an external force. Despite the fact that things do not always turn out as expected, it is always good to have a plan in place, because some do go as planned. It is exciting also to have some part in the process. Try to stay positive in the process with your health care provider, as things might need to change.

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Why is a birth plan necessary?

Making a birth plan can make a difference in your delivery

A birth plan is necessary way for you to express your preferences to those who will be caring for you during your pregnancy and after your baby is born. Every birth is a one-of-a-kind event. Making a birth plan allows you to learn about all of your choices during childbirth. At the same time, it’s a platform for informing the people who care for you about your choices.

Do I need to write my birth plan?

No mam! You don’t have to build from zero with your birth plan. Many hospitals have a regular form or booklet that you can fill out whenever it is convenient for you. It’s a good idea to go over your birth plan with your doctor when you’re pregnant. Check to see if the venue where you’ll be delivering will satisfy your requests. If your pregnancy is high-risk, your provider can encourage you to avoid certain things.

What do I need to include in my birth plan?

Although you may have in your mind how you want your baby’s birth to be, your choices may not be heard effectively if you don’t have a birth plan. Who do you want present in the delivery room?

  • Do you want to be offered medication for pain management?
  • If so, what type of medication? Do you want a natural birth and to use alternative measures for comfort?
  • Do you want to freely move around during labor? Do you want to use hydrotherapy?
  • our name, your doctor’s name, and the hospital where you intend to give birth. Include your estimated due date as well as the gender and name of your infant, if known.
  • Do you want your baby continuously monitored?
  • Any documented medical problems for you or your baby, such as positive group B strep results, gestational diabetes, or preeclampsia, should be noted here.( Paid link)

What About after my baby is born?

You can also make arrangements for your baby’s plan after birth in your birth plan. The arrival of your new baby does not mark the end of your birth plan. The hospital staff would want to know how you want your baby to be cared for. Explain who would cut the umbilical cord, change the baby’s first diaper, and give the baby his or her first bath, for example. Furthermore, the birth plan will provide guidance about how you want to feed your infant. Identifying breast milk or formula as breast milk or formula

What about interventions for pain?


You must determine whether you want to go without medicine or have an epidural. If you don’t want an epidural, you should opt for opioids or nitrous oxide as a pain reliever instead. This is a personal decision. You can talk with your health care provider about your pain options.

What are my alternatives to labor?


It’s possible that your labor will last anywhere from a few hours to a few days (it’s rare, but it does happen!).

What would you like to do with that time?
Who will be by your side when you give birth?
Would you rather not be hooked up to fetal monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
If you want to be able to walk down the corridors?
What about non-pharmaceutical choices for pain relief, such as a birth tub, a hot shower, a birthing ball, or a massage?

Always make a final plan while keeping flexibility in mind

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Complete the mission! If your doctor advised you to make improvements, now is the time to do so. If you’re still choosing between choices, try your hardest to find a consensus. You may also make a note if you’re either confused about anything or ready to go with the flow during labor. (Keep in mind that versatility is a positive thing!)

Bottom line

It’s in your best interest to create one — and some doctors strongly suggest their patients do it — but it’s not like the hospital won’t admit you without a birth plan in hand. This is empowering for you. (Paid link here).

If you go into labor before you’ve written or finalized a plan, it’s up to you how to move forward with the birth. If you feel up to it, you can write one down on the fly (in between contractions!). It can be as simple as saying “I would like a medication-free delivery with my husband in the room, no unnecessary interventions, and as much skin-to-skin contact right after birth. Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you learned something to help you. I wish you all the best in your movement forward. Have a safe, healthy, and happy journey moving forward. God loves you forever. Talk to Him and allow Him to love you.


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Hello and welcome to Breast Fed is Best Academy; the brain child of Maternal Treasures Parent Care Center. As always our home is your home away from home. This website was created to provide evidenced based information  on breastfeeding and parenting skills that I am certain will help you to gain some insight and ability to manage your breastfeeding capacity to the max. I am a believer that breastfeeding and parenting are indeed gifts given to us by God and we should cherish this privilege. As you tour our facility, may your future become brightened, and may you learn everything you need to know to make your life more wonderful, enjoyable, inspired, and worth the while.


 

ABOUT ME

I am Nurse Marilyn Smith, a nationally board certified and award – winning, clinical nursing officer 1. I  specialize  in health education in midwifery and health promotion. I am the CEO of Maternal Treasures Parent Care Center in Nassau Bahamas where I offer many services with emphasis on the pregnant population and their families.


We have an excellent team of experts who promote childbirth  and breastfeeding classes, counseling, and education on Newborn, postpartum, and, preemie care before or after discharge. Additionally, I am is also the author of the book Kingdom Lifestyles- Kids on a Mission to Shine. I am an advocate for family values. You can find more about me through my social accounts on Twitter, Instagram , and Facebook.


MY STORY

I am the mother of five wonderful children, four of whom I had the privilege of breastfeeding. I enjoyed my breastfeeding moments with my little stars and hope you do too. I do know that not all mothers are able to breastfeed their infants. I want you to know that it is OK. I also know that not all mothers want to breastfeed. Guess what? That is fine too! Breastfeeding is for whoever can and whoever will. Traditionally, breastfeeding has been around for a long time. We can remember Moses of the Bible being fed by his mother before and after his adoption at a very early age.

Breastfed is Best, will always be my theme for mothers who are healthy enough to care for their babies and want to. Did you know that breastfeeding is not easy for all mothers? Many persons believe that it comes naturally. As we fellowship together, you will learn that breastfeeding can have many challenges, but with the right help they can be overcome.

After working in the profession of nursing and Midwifery for the past thirty-six years, I have seen it all when it comes to breastfeeding. After completing my Midwifery education in 2007, I was compelled to learn all I could about breastfeeding because you needed hope, and confidence to master this skill for your little star.

Think about it, the more mothers breastfeed, the healthier our society becomes with so many benefits that comes along with it.. The choice is up to you. I hope you have a good support system, because it goes a long way in sustaining breastfeeding. I hope you learn a lot and share some of your experiences with me. Remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.(Philippians 4:13KJV)


WHY I WANT TO HELP ?

The reason why this site exists is to help those mommies who are desiring to breastfeed their babies to be successful in doing so. I will answer your questions and concerns as needed.

I want to give back what God has blessed me with and that is the gift to make new mothers satisfied, confident, and most of all successful in their motherhood experience.


The Goals of Breast Fed Is Best Academy are:

  • To assist mothers in education and guidance in breastfeeding.
  • To foster a national breastfeeding environment within the community.
  • To encourage mothers to learn and participate in breastfeeding opportunities for a healthier society.
  • To provide an open forum for questions and demonstrations to facilitate successful breastfeeding.
  • To reduce preventable diseases among infants and children, e.g. diarrhea, vomiting, Sids, constipation.
  • To provide support, confidence, and empowerment to new mothers.
  • To encourage mothers -to-be to attend breastfeeding and childbirth classes to maximize their full potential as mothers.

 

BREASTFED IS BEST-DECIDE TO SUCCEED!

Breast Fed is Best fed!

According God we are all winners born to succeed. There is a technique to win in anything we want to achieve. I remember many challenging times during my breastfeeding moments and many times I almost gave up.

I had to decide to be determined, persistent, practice, practice, and more practice and never give up. One of the biggest solutions to my challenges was to ask God to help me along the way. He always did and made me a serial winner. You can become another serial winner like me. This is what I want for you all.

The world Health Organization has recommended breastfeeding for six months -two years, but your decision is for how long you wish to breastfeed. It is personal so do not feel bad if you really only want to do it for a short time. However you must also remember that the longer you breastfeed the greater the rewards.

Let no one fool you mom; breastfeeding is one of the best decisions you could ever make. I have the experience and the evidenced based information to provide you with everything you need to be successful. Its about giving your baby something that no one else can. I hope that my articles are helpful and encouraging. Thanks for visiting and remember my home is your home!


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Information is provided for educational purposes only. Online information is NOT a substitute for an in-person evaluation by a qualified, independent International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or your health care provider. All material on this website is provided for educational purposes only, although every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information.

Unless otherwise noted, the articles at this website are not written by doctors or other health care professionals. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, consult with your health care provider regarding the advisability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your individual situation.

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Please note:

  • Breastfeeding and pregnancy is the main focus of Breast Fed Is Best Academy. I will do my best to help you improve your pregnant journey by providing answers to your pain points.
  • Resources (articles, videos, studies, etc.) posted on the blog relate to breastfeeding and/or parenting.  The posting of outside articles on the website (or Facebook, Twitter, etc.) should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the position taken in the article. I am posting to inform.
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  • A note about research studies:  We frequently post information here on scientific research regarding infant feeding and parenting. Research is a process – there is rarely a final definitive answer, and we incorporate new information into our understanding of an issue as it emerges.
  • A scientific study is not a judgment on you – each study is simply a search for another piece of the puzzle. Research studies do not predict anything at all about any particular baby or babies – they look at trends in a large population.  If your personal experience was not the same as the trend in a study, it does not mean that the research is invalid. 
  • Also, keep in mind that statements like “less likely” or “less severe” are not the same as “does not happen at all.” For example, when we look at large groups of babies, the babies who were breastfed have more positive health outcomes, however breastfeeding is NOT a guarantee of good health. About the only thing we can likely say about a particular breastfed baby is that their health is likely better than if s/he had received less breastmilk.
  • Disclaimer: Information is provided for educational purposes only.  Online information is NOT a substitute for an in-person evaluation by a qualified, independent International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or your health care provider.
  • All material on this website is provided for educational purposes only, although every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Unless otherwise noted, the articles at this website are not written by doctors or other health care professionals. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, consult with your health care provider regarding the advisability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your individual situation.

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