Getting ready for your baby’s delivery can be a nervous and anxious time. It can help to prepare a little ahead of time so that you have less to think about when your contractions start, or when your doctor wants you to start the labor process.
Maybe you’ve been thinking about adoption but haven’t decided yet if it’s right for you. It’s never too late to choose adoption. You’re able to call us from the hospital and get started with an adoption plan right then. Whenever you’re ready to move forward with adoption, you can get started by visiting LifetimeAdoption.com, sending us an email, or giving us a call at 1-800-923-6784.
Many women who are choosing adoption for their child feel uneasy packing their hospital bag. Your adoption professional may have tips for what you’ll need at the hospital. Go to BirthmotherBlessings.com to ask for a FREE hospital labor bag. It’s packed with some of the stuff you’ll need during labor and delivery, like deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, socks, pads, mouth wash, Chapstick, and washcloths.
Wondering what do to when you go into labor? Let your adoption professional know when your labor starts and when you leave for the hospital or when you get there.
Your adoption professional will send paperwork to the hospital staff to ensure they have your hospital preferences and desires and your wishes are followed. Give the labor nurse your adoption professional’s phone number and ask her to call them. Your adoption professional can notify the adoptive parents that you are in labor, or you may want to call them yourself. In most cases, your baby will be discharged from the hospital to the adoptive family about the same time you are released.
Some of this info was taken from the short book, So I Was Thinking About Adoption. Download your FREE copy of this book here!
Lifetime is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and we’ll be staffed all Labor Day. Please give us a call or text us if you have questions: 1-800-923-6784.
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.