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What Is An Adoption Birth Plan?

By Allie Nowak

An unplanned pregnancy can be a very emotional, stressful, and confusing time for women. There are so many options for you and your child, including adoption. No matter your adoption plan and how involved you want to be in the child’s life, it’s essential to be prepared for the birth process.

Adoption Choices of Nevada serves to help women who are planning to place their child up for adoption. We help create a detailed plan of what they hope to get out of their adoption and birth experience, what type of family they want the child to be placed with, and a plan for after giving birth. This article will go over what a birth plan entails and why it is a crucial part of the adoption process. 

What is an adoption hospital birth plan?

An adoption hospital birth plan is a detailed list or document of everything to help you have a smooth delivery. You can create this plan with your partner, family, doctor, and of course, Reno adoption agency representatives. This list will include key factors to the hospital experience, such as which hospital you plan to give birth at if you want to give birth at a hospital (as some women prefer home births), who you want with you during delivery, strategies for dealing with labor pains, and what to bring to the hospital.

Most importantly, the plan will help you decide ahead of time how you would like after-birth to be in terms of if you want to have time with the baby or give it to the adoptive family right away. Seeing the baby can be overly emotional for some women, and they would prefer not to see the baby. Other women who are in an open adoption scenario or have specific arrangements with the adoptive family may want to spend time bonding with the baby right after giving birth. 

What about hospital and birth financial costs?

The financial aspect of giving birth can seem very intimidating to women, especially if you are not preparing to become pregnant. The most important thing is that you have the safest and most comfortable delivery possible. If financial aspects are a stressor, Adoption Choices of Nevada can offer support by assisting with medical costs, setting up doctor appointments, transportation, and additional after-birth costs. Part of the significance of creating a hospital and birth plan is being able to figure out how much everything will cost and if you will need support in paying for it. There is no shame or judgment in needing help with hospital costs, and adoption agency representatives are happy to help you create a budget plan right away. 

How can I feel in charge of my birth plan?

While adoption agency professionals are gladly ready to help you create your plan, the most important thing to remember is that you are in complete control of your choices. You should feel confident with your birth plan. A lot of things cannot be controlled when it comes to birth, so it’s essential to make decisions where you can so you are comfortable prior to the big day. Another thing you can look into has a midwife who will be there to support you through the physical and emotional intensity of giving birth. You can also take time to research minor details like essential things to have in your hospital bag, signs of labor, after-birth self-care, counseling for postpartum mothers, how to deal with hormone shifts, body changes, and other common emotions after giving birth.

Preparing for giving birth can be very overwhelming, especially with the added stress of placing your child up for adoption. You do not need to figure out everything alone. Our website offers contact information to reach out to adoption agency representatives today that will help get you on the right track to creating the best birth and hospital plan specifically for you. 

Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno)