Writing a Birth Plan

Just exactly is a birth plan?

A birth plan is a written plan that states your preferences for childbirth during labor and then following the delivery.

  • Do you wish to have a natural childbirth or use anesthesia and or pain medication?
  • How often would you like to monitored?
  • Who will cut the umbilical cord and when?
  • Do you wish to breastfeed immediately?
  • Do you want to keep the baby with you at all times?
  • Circumcision Preferences?
  • How much interference would like or not like from your doctor or nurse midwife?

There are so many things to think about. The birth of your child is one of the most important events in your life. Why not make a plan?

If you would like some help in creating your birth plan, try out the easy birth plan creator by clicking HERE.

Don’t be too concerned if things don’t go the way you had planned. A plan can always be flexible, but it’s best to be prepared the best that you can.


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