The Birth Plan Of A Control Freak

Hi I’m Amy and I am a control freak.

I have finally admitted that I am a control freak, after 22 years!

I just thought I didn’t like being a passenger, didn’t like the feeling of being drunk, did everything in my own way and didn’t like change. In actual fact I am just a control freak. I like things to be done a certain way and I am the only one who can do it this way!

You would probably think that my birth plan would be very to the point. You’re wrong!

As a control freak my birth plan went a little like this..

– I am 100% set on having my baby on the Alexandra Birthing Centre (ABC) (which is for low-risk pregnancies). I am not going up to the delivery suite because that looks like something out of a horror movie!!

– I want to go in the birthing pool to actually deliver my baby.

– I will try and keep active during labour but if I want to just lay there, I will!

– I plan to not have any pain relief, possibly gas and air, but that could change.

– I would like skin to skin. If I am unable to I want my partner to.

– I want to be kept informed of everything going on and I will take advice from the midwife to ensure safe delivery.

I didn’t really want to have a set in stone birth plan because as a control freak if it didn’t go to plan I would not be able to cope! So I just decided, from day one, to just go with the flow because after all I wasn’t going to be able to control this no matter how much I wanted too!

Did you have certain things you put into your birth plan? Did your birth go the way you wanted?

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4 Comments

  1. I never bothered with a birth plan (which is strange because I'm also a control freak). I just kinda knew my labour probably wouldn't happen like I wanted it to anyway and I was right. I went into transition whilst I was still at home and baby girl nearly made her entrance in the hospital car park (if it weren't for a hospital porter with speedy legs and a wheelchair!). My midwife barely had time to read my notes let alone a birth plan.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  2. Yeah I didn't want to have my heart set on anything otherwise I would have been so disappointed! Oh wow I bet that was a scary time although I like the thought of having a home birth next time! xx

  3. Ha ha love your honesty!! 😉 However….I too am a control freak. There, I said it too! I like everything my way. I hate surprises and loathe not being in charge. Don't I sound like a fun date??!! Lol 😉 x x

  4. Haha thank you! It sounds so petty but I'm the only one who can push the pushchair the right way, gosh I think I need help haha!! But yeah I'm not a great date either!! Xx

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