Your Birth Plan: What You Need To Know
Making a birth plan before labor can help you to look forward to the birth and know what to expect. However, there are a few things you should know before you create the plan.
Birth Plans Aren’t Set In Stone
Although your plan is you communicating your wishes to the midwives or doctors during labor, they are never set in stone. Things may need to be changed so you can safely deliver your baby. Make sure that you think of the midwives or doctors when you create your plan. You don’t want them to be unable to take certain steps to help you should circumstances arise.
Be Aware Of What’s Available
Your birth plan may be different depending on what’s available at the hospital you’ll be attending.
Things You Might Want To Include
There are a number of things you might want to include in your birth plan. Here are some examples and ideas
- Positions for birthing your baby.
- Mention pain relief you’d like to use.
- Whether you’d like to use other equipment.
- Whether you want an assisted birth.
Creating your birth plan is totally personal to you. If you feel unsure about anything, you can always discuss it with your midwife or Doctor. The following infographic could help you to make certain decisions when it comes to the health of your baby.
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