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Friday, April 26, 2013

Birth Stories & Birth Plans...

We're talking all things pre- and post-baby on Friday for the next couple of weeks, through the Preparing for a Little One link-up series being hosted by Kaitlyn and Jennifer.

Today's topic:  Birth Stories & Birth Plans!

Our birth story is quite unique (as I'm sure everyone says), but really it was a wild time in our lives! I told our story in a series leading up to Maddie's first birthday in five (yes five) parts From Pregnancy to Birth!

Maddie at seven days old - Lauren Garrison Photography

Feel free to read one or all, but in a nutshell...

I told you our story was wild...definitely a bittersweet time in my life that I will never forget!

Oh and I had a crazy detailed birth plan too! It included the following sections:
  • Labor
  • Anesthesia/Pain Medication
  • Cesarean Section Delivery
  • Perineal Care
  • Delivery
  • Immediately after the birth 
  • Newborn Care
  • Postpartum Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Additional Note(s)
Click {here} to view our actual plan!  I think it's good to get your thoughts down so that you and your doctor can have an idea of how you'd like things to go. You may or may not use it but it definitely makes you feel like you're in control!

So that's that!  If you'd like to participate in the coming weeks the topics are as follows, so be sure to link up with Kaitlyn and Jennifer:

Friday, May 3: Bringing Baby Home / Surviving the First Few Weeks
Friday, May 10: Breast Feeding vs. Formula
Friday, May 17: Calming your Baby & Sleep Methods
Friday, May 24: Losing the Baby Weight

Preparing For A Little One

I love reading birth stories and would love to hear all about yours, did you create / use a birth plan?!?

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  1. SUCH a precious photo... they grow up so fast. :(

    Thanks for participating in A Lovely Blog Hop
    with us! Following you now! Have a beautiful day! :)

    <3 Amanda*

    1. They surely do, Amanda! Thanks for hosting and following along!

  2. I'm a few months late on this...but I am super passionate about birth! :) I had a traumatic experience with an unnecessary and unexpected c-section that sent me into a bit of a depression. Anyway, if you ever do this link up again I will be sure to hop on board! -Andrea

    1. Oh wow, Andrea, I'm sorry to hear that. I'd love to read about your story. Heading to your blog now...


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