[Birthing] Delivering a Baby on the Land and Soil – in a hospital
By: Adam Scott Spiker© and By: Katherine Leah Spiker©
Jaxson Aaron Spiker – The little American National who could did!
Here is our 10 point guide on how we had our baby on the land and soil in the hospital with zero red flags. I pray this helps anyone else who is nervous about this process. We had wanted to do a home birth, but our midwife told us she cannot deliver a baby past 42 weeks. So at 42 weeks and 1 day, we had to go in for an induction. I spent the 48 hours leading up to this event preparing everything im about to share with you. May this serve you all well!
1. Correct your political Status and become American Nationals
2. Void and make null your Marriage Certificate
a. Insert Images
b. Get this recorded into the Public Record
c. No need to go through expensive court proceedings, just cancel the contract.
d. You will want to do this to avoid the State of State claiming any third party interest into your baby. Otherwise, they may consider your child as “Stolen Goods”.
3. Have a pediatrician lined up
a. schedule an appointment for a day or two after the delivery of your child, or at least get your child into their system and tentatively appointed for near your delivery date.
b. This will be important later
4. Create your Birth Plan in ‘affidavit’ form, to present to the hospital staff.
a. See our attached example to use as a guide.
b. Get this recorded into the Public Record.
c. Claim your property: the child, the afterbirth, the placenta, so on.
d. Avoid stating the baby’s name. Call the baby ‘the living boy’ or ‘the living girl’.
e. Decline products you do not want:
i. shots, injections, supplements, vitamin k, Circumcision, etc
f. Request services or products that you do want:
i. Heart Screening, Transcutaneous Bilirubin level checks, etc.
g. Be clear on how you want your delivery to go down
i. See pages 3 and 4 of our ‘affidavit’
5. Avoid Red Flags!
a. Let your paperwork do the talking for you.
b. Avoid confrontations.
i. Have rational calm conversations about what you would like or don’t want.
c. Show initiative
i. Having a Birth Plan and pediatrician pre scheduled, shows the nurses, doctors, and staff that you have thought this out carefully. They are wanting to make sure this baby is safe, this is their goal.
ii. Showing that you though this through and have a plan minimizes red flags on their side.
d. Don’t be afraid to stand your ground,
i. just stay in honor. Be polite.
ii. They will only offer their medical advice, but will do as you wish in the end.
iii. Stay level headed.
e. Use phrases like “we are delaying until we see our pediatrician”.
i. This was a key phrase.
6. Avoid Contracting… is possible.
a. Bring White out !
b. When declining products or services, they are going to want you sign a document or two that states you are declining it; Such as Vitamin K shots. You wont be able to avoid signing the document if you don’t want to raise red flags, but remember one thing, you can cross out anything you do not agree to in a contract before signing it. They are not going to like this, but that’s okay.
c. Pay very close attention to the verbiage in these contracts. They are one pagers and only 1-3 paragraphs, but They are worded in a way that can come across as Admission of Guilt. Words phrases like “Failure to comply”.
d. We signed two documents and crossed out a few sentences, replaced the word Patient with Women, white out words like FAILURE and replaced with DECLINE, so on.
e. Both Documents are attached for review on how we corrected what we wanted.
f. Be sure to Sign with your by line, all rights reserved.
g. The best part of these documents they want you to sign is, they will hand them to you with the WITNESS section already signed. Slam-Dunk!
i. This may not always be the case, but it was for us and was a game changer!
ii. We can now make any modifications you want, sign it, and get it recorded ASAP. b/c this is now a mutually accepted contract.
h. Have your State Recording Secretary’s on standby
i. Have their email or phone ready.
ii. If you do have to sign something, be prepared to record the signing of it, take a photo, and send both to your Recording Secretary to get in on the public record.
iii. They do not need to notarize it, but it needs recorded with the changes you made to the documents.
i. A few hours after they actually looked at the documents we modified, the manager came in and introduced herself and stated “we noticed you both made changes to the documents, but our hospital policy doesn’t allow to modifications of these”. We both just smiled, nodded, and said alright. She left and never came back.
j. The next day before we were discharged, another nurse came back in with another copy of the same document they wanted us to resign, but we just ignored it and they didn’t say anything.
k. Had they been pushy on this being resigned, i was prepared to show the recorded copies of the documents that i had received back from our recording secretary to let them know this is a valid and accepted contract by the hand of the witness of my signature, which is .
7. The Birth Certificate
a. Be prepared to be asked multiple times “what’s the baby’s name?”.
i. The answer is “we are waiting a few days to find out his personality and then decide”. Ours was “well he was supposed to be born in Leo, but today is Virgo, so we don’t know anymore”. That threw them for a loop b/c who takes the time to think about the sky clock?
b. Truth is, they don’t care and they will respect that you do not have the name so Stick with this and be polite.
c. Prior to being discharged, they will collect the information for the birth certificate, just comply and give them everything, except the babys name.
d. Sometimes they will put down “Baby Lastname” and want you to sign that. In that case, just tell them you really want to have his official name on there when you decide it.
e. Let them know that its no inconvenience for you to take the BC form to the municipal or register of deeds, once you decide the name. ‘we live 10 min from there, not an issue’.
i. This shows them that you already looked up the process and are ahead of the curve. Again, initiative.
f. They will give you the printed up document to take with you and will remind you a few more times to be sure to take it there asap. “Okay-thanks.