A birth plan is a summary of your preferences for when you are in labour and birthing.
It includes things like what position you want to give birth in, what pain relief you prefer (if you need it) and who you would like to be with you at the birth.
A birth plan is a good way to communicate with your midwife or doctor about what is important to you before the birth. It gives them information about your preferences during labour and what you would like to avoid, where possible. It is also helpful if something unexpected happens if you are away from home or travelling.
Keep in mind mamas, you cannot control every aspect of labour and the birth, so keep an open mind to the fact that things can change very quick and you need to be flexible in your planning in case something does not go as planned.
Research labour and birth options:
Designing a birth plan to suit your wishes is a great way your support people know what kind of labour and birth you are hoping for and they can be an advocate on your behalf, if necessary.
Remember the best plan is to stay flexible in case something happens that makes it necessary to deviate from your preferences.
Try to stay relaxed and remember it’s the final result that matters –
A healthy and happy mama and baby!
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