Induction birth plan for a preemie
So my baby has IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) and I just set my induction date for April 4th (unless I go into labor on my own before then).
My doctor has advised me to start a birth plan and I’m not entirely sure what to put on it because I’m unsure of the differences between a full term birth and preemie birth.
Some of the things I have on my birth plan are “immediate skin to skin contact” and “delayed weighing and measurements” but I’m unsure if they’ll allow me to do those things since my baby will be premature... she’s only 2 and a half pounds right now (at 34 weeks). Can anyone tell me what they allowed you to do after giving birth to a preemie? Did they allow you to hold them? Breastfeed? Bathe? Or did they take them to the NICU immediately?
Did anyone write a birth plan for having a preemie baby and what are some other things I need to consider?