6 Key Things You Must Include In Your Birth Plan

There are many things to think about when preparing for childbirth. One of the most important things is creating a birth plan.

Your plan will outline your wishes for labour and delivery, including preferences for pain management, procedures, and more. It is important to take the time to create a detailed birth plan that reflects your wants and needs.

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most important things to consider when creating your birth plan!

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Where You Want To Give Birth

One of the first things to consider when creating your birth plan is where you want to give birth. You may have a preference for a hospital, birthing centre, or even at home.

Each option has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to do your research and decide what is right for you. Once you have decided where you want to give birth, you can start to think about the other details of your plan.

After having 2 home births myself I would highly reccomend them to anyone who was a low risk birth. Being able to use your own shower and get into your own bed straight away was just the best feeling.

Holly minutes old after being born at home in 2017 and my sister exhausted in the background!

Your Birth Partner

Another important thing to consider is who you want to be by your side during labour and delivery. This person will be your support system, so it is important to choose someone who makes you feel comfortable and safe.

You may want your partner, a friend, or a family member with you during this special time.

Labour Positions

One of the most important things to consider in your birth plan is what positions you want to try during labour.

There are many different positions that can help you manage pain and promote comfort during childbirth.

You may want to try a few different positions before settling on one that works best for you. At this stage, you should also consider the type of delivery you want.

Pain Relief Options

You should always think about what pain relief options you are interested in in advance, even though this may change on the day.

There are many different options available, including medication, epidurals, and natural methods. It is important to do your research and decide what is right for you.

You should also discuss your options with your care provider to make sure they are able to support you during labour.

There are pain relief options available for home births also, so don’t be put off having one thinking you have to do it all by yourself!

Dealing With Complications

No one likes to think about complications during childbirth, but it is important to have a plan in place just in case. You should discuss potential complications with your care provider and decide how you would like to handle them.

This will help you feel prepared and empowered if something does happen during labour. You may need to consider hiring specialist birth injury solicitors if something does happen. It’s important that you are prepared for this eventuality, even if it’s not nice to think about it.

Preparing To Bring Your Baby Home

Finally, you need to prepare to bring your baby home. This includes stocking up on all of the essentials like nappies, clothes, and formula.

You should also make sure you have a car seat installed and ready to go. Taking the time to prepare for your baby’s arrival will help you feel more relaxed and confident when the time comes.

Bringing Oscar home back in 2020

As long as you have all of these elements covered in your birth plan, you will feel prepared when the big day finally comes.

Did you birth go to your plan? I’d love to know in the comments below

ChrissyJ xxx

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