Birth plan - midwife

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  1. Nic36

    Nic36 Well-Known Member

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    I have my 36 week midwife appointment tomorrow and we are supposed to be discussing my birth plan. Am I suppose t have something already prepared when I go or will she just talk me through it? I haven't written anything down yet, but have ideas in my head.
     
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    ButterflyBoo_x Well-Known Member

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    I've got mine on wednesday, i've written loads on a word doc and gonna print out out, and ask here what she thinks i should reword / change etc xx
     
  3. Nic36

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    Oh so maybe I should draft something tonight then - might be better. Thanks! X
     
  4. ButterflyBoo_x

    ButterflyBoo_x Well-Known Member

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    I just used the back page of my green book, and did a section for each of the points it asks about (Pages 26&27) Gives you an idea about what to write about and things to consider. i've probably wrote too much (done a whole page on size 9 font lol) but will get her to cross out whats not needed x
     
  5. Nic36

    Nic36 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a green book... :/ is that the same as the White notes? Haven't noticed any pointers in there, but have found a few ideas online. Think I will just bllet point my thoughts and then see what the midwife thinks! :)
     
  6. Rachel1509

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    My MW hasn't mentioned birth plans to me once! :eh:
     
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    At my mw appt today they said we would discuss at my next appt on 30th as my active birth class isn't until 27th!

    I have a couple of ideas but not written anythin down yet.
     
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    My midwife said we'll discuss at 36 weeks appointment. I guess they wait til then as if baby is earlier it probably changes everything. When I had signs of early labour at 31 weeks and stayed in hospital over night the MW said if baby comes now it may not be in correct position as I have excess fluid and it's too unstable in there so might be c section! the closer to 37 weeks we are the more likely we are to get our plan.
     
  9. Lewa

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    My midwife hasn't mentioned it yet, and I'm seeing the GP for my 36 week appointment, so won't see my midwife again until week 38! I have written my birth plan myself now though, so should anything happen before that I have it ready, and if not then I can talk it through with her at my 38 week appointment. Seems like a good idea to have at least some points written down, for your own sake, to get the most out of it.
     
  10. LoopyLouize

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    My midwife hasnt mentioned any birth plan to me either.
    I have my 36 week app on Wednesday afternoon so will find out then I guess.

    I haven't really made a start with mine either oopssie x
     
  11. Nic36

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    Thanks everyone! I have drafted a birth plan now so am happy that I have something to discuss with her tomorrow. Then I can make amendments after speaking with her. :)
     
  12. LoopyLouize

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    They have a template type one on the NHS website, did you see that one Nic? x
     
  13. Nic36

    Nic36 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no - didn't see that! I kind of used the points in the White notes and padded it out a bit with things I remember from the antenatal classes. I'm sure the midwife will tell me if I've missed anything. X
     
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    My MW offered me the choice if I want to write one or not, which I do, although it may not follow the paper, but she said just let me know next appointment and we will arrange another appointment!
    xx
     

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