My Labour Plans For The Second Time

With my due date quickly approaching I have been thinking a lot about my plans for labour this time. With Little I had absolutely no idea what labour would be like so I guess I was a little naive. Although I didn’t have a birth plan exactly I did have things that I wanted. I don’t want to brag or jinx it but my labour with Little was very straight forward and not as bad as I thought it would be!!
This time I have not written a plan as we all know labour is very unpredictable. Instead I have written a few things I would like to happen if possible..

Water Birth – I had a water birth with Little and I found it so calming and relaxing compared to being on the bed. I would really love to have one this time too!

James to cut the cord – Again he did this with Little so I feel it is only right that he does it for this little one too.

Immediate Skin-to-Skin – Little was passed straight to me and it was such an amazing feeling. I think I suffered with shock as I was shaking so much when they passed her to me that I nearly dropped her!! If possible this time I want to be the first person to actually touch Tiny and pick her up out of the water.

Pain Relief – I’m open to anything that will help make labour as comfortable as possible but I do not want Pethidine. I’m going to try and do it with no pain relief again but I am not writing anything off.

Sugary Drinks/Snacks – After labour last time I felt very shaky and very sick. I want James to make sure I have something very sugary straight after to try and prevent this from happening.

No Hospital Visitors – As Little was our first and the first grandbaby on both sides I felt obliged to let people visit straight away. I remember feeling very weak and not really up for visitors so this time I do not want any visitors unless I decide, other than Little of course!

I can’t really think of anything else other that I want to make sure Little is happy wherever she may be when the time comes. I feel a lot more nervous this time around and I guess this is because I have the responsibly of Little too. Saying that I do trust my body enough to do what it has to do!

Do you have any advice for a second time Mum?

 

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14 Comments

  1. sounds like your blood sugar was maybe off with the shakes and feeling sick :/ I guess small sips of sugary stuff might help. good luck!! #MarvMondays

  2. I had so many snacks for afterwards – cereal bars and chocolate! I also sipped on still raspberry flavoured lucazade throughout the labour which helped keep my energy up – could maybe try that if you didn’t last time? Good luck! And PS jealous of your water birth!
    #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Oh good luck lovely! I’ve just had my second too and this is a great list. Lucozade really helped me after the birth, I was so exhausted I literally slept for an hour straight afterwards. Having food and sugary things during the birth didnt really help me, it kept making me sick, so a no no for me. I guess the only thing I would add is make sure you have a plan for who will look after the little one regardless what time of the day it is or what day of the week it is 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

    1. Yeah I didn’t eat during my first either or after for a while! I’ve got polos to suck on 🙂 congratulations on your little one! Thank you for hosting xx

  4. This is such a good idea. Last time I wrote my birth plan the night before I found out he was breech so none of it mattered! I’m due next week and haven’t written anything yet! So I might just do this – just a few notes rather than a whole plan! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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