Feeding! If you intend to bf then you should be able to straight away after cs but if for any reason you can't, then do you want the baby given a bottle? I had to have a GA and the well-intentioned midwives had already tried to give her a bottle by the time I came round. Newborns don't need their first feed immediately.
I had mine last week - surgeons didn't agree to lowering the screen for infection control reasons and also because they wouldn't want to lose time putting it up again if anythingwent awry. However, we still could find out the sex ourselves - we simply asked them not to shout it out, and the midwife brought her over so we could have a look.
I didn't write a birth plan though, but just chatted through preferences at the clerking appointment and while they were prepping me.
Added skin to skin contact and delayed cord clamping although I suspect they won't do the latter as we know this LO is very small. DH not at all keen to cut the cord. Good idea about putting in bottle/bf'ing preference.
One other thing - type of stitches. I had dissolvable the first time and prolene beads the 2nd and I much preferred the dissolvable ones. You might not get to choose - some docs have their own preference but it is worth asking about beforehand.
have had 4 sections and hubby not allowed in while they prepped me/epidural etc. The type of preferred closure is often surgeons particular like/dislike. Had skin to skina nd it was great. Last 2 babies were not bathed until the next day. have to say i found the admission procedure very thorough and covered lots, feeding etc Hope all goes well
I had a emcs 11 weeks ago, I would asked to have skin to skin whatever happens, and really be prepared for it, in my case the screen was too high and there was no space for the baby to be with me, and dh had not put on the top back to front so nobody had skin to skin. In fact I would like to have asked to have no screen at all and have them flop baby on me as soon as it comes out, which I know might be controversial and not be done at all...just a wish. Good luck and congratulations.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This has really helped me write my plan. DH was allowed in the whole time last time so I hope that he can be again, I was also very nervous when they did the spinal. Meditrina, they always have a nightmare siting the drip with me but I will ask them to put it higher.
I had a baby boy this morning - we've called him Oscar Joseph. The CS was a very calm experience and everything I asked for I got. It was a very nice team of surgeons/midwives/drs. Very glad I asked your advice!
Safari - very sore! More than I remembered from last time. Unfortunately they had to take Oscar into SCBU because his blood sugar levels are too low so I was a weeping wreck last night! I am hoping that he's picked up overnight and will be back with me soon.