01-13-2017, 11:39 AM
Slow down brother. First, congrats! It's a beautiful time and yes you should have a plan. I won't presume to tell you what to do, but I will offer what my wife and I chose to do with ours:
We had a birth plan which detailed our decisions and we made sure every nurse, midwife, and doctor read it and respected it.
Our birth plan listed our wishes such as: warm lighting and a calm environment (birth is a natural process not a medical procedure, so no massive fluorescent lights and noise!), freedom to move around the room (being supine is not the best position for advancing the delivery)... and now to your OP
--- the second the baby is delivered it is to be PLACED ON MOTHER's CHEST (aka skin to skin) - this immediately regulates body temp of baby and is incredibly beneficial to both baby and mama
--- DO NOT CUT CORD UNTIL IT STOPS PULSING --- a large volume of the baby's blood is circulating between the placenta and the baby, give it time to be all pumped into the baby before cutting and this virtually ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR THE VITAMIN K SHOT (more on that in a sec)