Having a birth plan is a great idea!
It’s your birth, your baby and your forever memory which makes it important for you to have your wants and needs met, having a plan can help you to feel and be in control on how you birth your baby and help things run much more smoothly when you go into labour.
A birth plan is a set of instructions you make about your baby’s birth. It tells your health care provider how you feel about things, who you want with you during labour, what you want to do during labour, if you want a natural water birth, epidural, delayed cord clamping, changes made to your environment to help you relax and if there are special religious or cultural practices you want to have happen once your baby is born.
I like to call birth plans, birth preferences as things can change though pregnancy/birth and this can prevent mothers feeling disappointed if the plan doesn’t go accordingly.
Get Your Free Birth Plan!
1-2-1 Doula’s Free Birth Plan was made to help guide your thinking about topics that are important to discuss with your birth team. Whether you prefer a natural, non-medicated birth or a medically assisted birth, 1-2-1 Doula’s free birth plan/preferences, is a perfect tool for having your desires met during labour, birth and immediate postnatal period.
This birth plan helps prepare you for better communication and guidance for you to have the birth you want.
This birth plan was made to help you to have a positive, safe and empowering birth experience.
Anything you are unsure about on this birth plan, please do your research to help you make an informed choice. Always remember that you can change your mind about your wishes for labour and birth at any time even on the big day.
If you have a birth companion or Doula supporting you with your birth, they also should be familiar with your birth preferences so they can support you how you want and need to be supported, because your birth matters.
If your pregnant and think you can benefit from 1-2-1 Doula’s free birth plan, download your birth plan sample today.