In the days leading up to the birth of your baby, as you are preparing the nursery, consider also preparing a birth plan. A birth plan is a document that clearly outlines your preferences for labor and delivery. You can find many example birth plans online to serve as a guide as you decide what you want your birth to look like. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your perfect birth.
4 Things to Remember About a Birth Plan
1. Educate Yourself
Do your homework. Research the pros and cons of different pain management techniques. Find out what standard newborn care looks like. Do not make the mistake of assuming you don’t have any options. Do not make your choices based on what someone else does or suggests. You do not want to look back and think, “If I had only known then.” Ask your doula to provide you with evidence based information regarding topics of interest, and then make the right decision for you.