We've partnered with Sasha Romary from The Modern Mama, who provides maternity and postpartum support to mothers. Birth plans are an important part of your pregnancy but can be tiring to put together. Sasha has written her list on how to start thinking about your birth plan.
Creating a birth plan helps prepare you and your partner for labour by addressing all issues and decisions that could arise and discussing your preferences and views before they pop up mid-contraction! A written birth plan also helps refresh your healthcare provider’s memory when you are in labour and it informs new nurses and midwives about your preferences. It helps minimise unrealistic expectations, encourages a more positive birth experience and eliminates major conflicts during active labour and postpartum newborn care.
I have compiled some tips to help guide you in creating a successful birth plan for you and your healthcare professionals.