If you deliver in the hospital, the moment you baby is born, he or she becomes the responsibility of a pediatrician, not your doctor or midwife.
Often this means you will be dealing with whichever hospital based pediatrician is on call, someone you likely have never even met prior to when they will be examining your baby.
The best way for you to communicate your wishes to this person is thru a newborn care procedures section on your
Many new parents don’t realize this nor do they know about the newborn procedures. Again, these procedures are there for the convenience and protection of the hospital and its staff, and are not necessarily in the best interests of your child. Many parents do not realize the impact that newborn care procedures can have on their newborn.
Here at natural parenting advice, we regard newborn baby care procedures as our first opportunity to make decisions on behalf of our children. With so many sick children these days, we view routine procedures as one of the causes. Obviously, “the norm” and what the majority of parents are choosing (or most likely not choosing) is not working.
As working parents, we all feel that doing research and striving to make the best decisions on behalf of our children takes far less time than parenting a chronically ill child. These decisions begin the moment our child is born.
To make this easier for other parents, we created Natural Parenting Advice to document what has worked for us and to save other working parents time by documenting the best resources we have found so that you can dig deeper.
Disclaimer: we are providing information here only. It is your responsibility to make the best decisions for our children and to seek appropriate medical advice and care.
Now back to our natural childbirth tips...
It is essential that you learn about, consider and then document your wishes with respect newborn care and procedures.
Newborn Procedures Include:
For more information about each of the newborn procedures as well as recommendations read newborn procedures.
Make sure you document to document your preferences on your birth plan.