Two weeks ago I went to my routine midwife appointment but my midwife was so far behind that I had to see another one. She asked if I'd done a birth plan for my elective c-section, I said no and didn't realise I needed too. She wants me to do one in consultation with my ob, who I was supposed to see on Tuesday but he was off sick and I ended up seeing a physician instead (if there were obstetric concerns I would have been seen by the only ob on duty) but he didn't think the birth plan was important enough for the ob to see me that day.
I didn't do one with DS so not even sure what to put in one. The midwife wants it back on Tuesday but I don't see my ob again till the following Tuesday. So I've pretty much been left to figure it out.
These are the things that I want/don't want, is this what they mean by birth plan?:
* No staples - I do not want under any circumstances the ob to use staples to close me up.
* Spinal - no epi (anaesthetist said it won't work due to excessive scar tissue in my lower back) & avoid GA unless there's no other choice (e.g.: if I develop HELLP again).
* Skin to skin contact after they clean bubs up, even if I am under GA I want the skin to skin.
* I want bubs to stay with me in recovery (not sure if this is even an option).
Is there anything else I should be considering?
The ob that I have seen the most of (who was sick on Tuesday) is not the ob that will be doing the c-section. The ob that will be doing it doesn't do the consults in the clinic so I won't meet them until I'm wheeled in for the c-section (I don't even know their name).
ETA: C-section is booked for 19th Dec unless HELLP shows up then it will be immediately upon diagnosis.