Step Four Creating Your Birth Plan

The hospital stay can be a difficult time for a birthmother. This makes your birth plan very important. This plan consists of your preferences for the hospital stay and birthing process.

It is beneficial to create such a plan to help avoid any unwanted scenarios at the hospital. Below are some questions to help you get started. These choices are entirely up to you, so choose whatever you’re most comfortable with.

  • Are there any family members or friends you want to be in the delivery room with you?
  • Who will be able to drive you to and from the hospital?
  • Do you want the adoptive parents in the delivery room with you?
  • Do you have a preference about whether you’d like to deliver vaginally or have a scheduled C-section?
  • Who would you like to hold your baby first?
  • How much time do you want to spend with your baby and/or the adoptive family after the baby is born?

“I knew this child deserved more than I could give her, so in some ways, it was an easy decision.”

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