Parts of birth plan that actually happened

I’d like the following people to be present during labor and/or birth: My husband.

My partner to be allowed to stay with me at all times

To walk and move around as I choose (this was limited, but possible)

Bath/shower (I did this at home)

Breathing techniques/distraction

If I decide I want medicinal pain relief, I’d prefer to have my choices explained to me at the time

VBAC: To give birth without an episiotomy

If I have a c-section, I’d like:My partner present at all times during the operation

After birth, I’d like: My partner to cut the umbilical cord

CORD BLOOD BANKING I’m planning to: donate cord blood to a public bank?????–I’m still not sure this happened, I know it was collected.


… and this was from an entire page of single space typed ‘desires’. Needless to say, I didn’t get to have the perfect VBAC I wanted. I got something pretty special out of it, though.


  1. More baby pictures, please. And maybe a picture of the big sister holding her little sister… you know, take pictures in your spare time!!

    She is a lovely outcome.

  2. Stacy Wolfmeyer

    Good attitude about it. It may not have been the plan, but B was well worth the change in plans!!

    P.S. I agree about the pics. I know you’re busy, but PLEASE?????

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