Create a free birth plan that asks all the essential questions

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What is a birth plan?

It’s essentially a blueprint of the type of birthing experience you’d like to have. It can cover anything from not allowing students in the room to requesting delayed cord clamping.

Working in healthcare I knew that I didn’t want to be “that patient” who is overly demanding, inflexible and a control freak but there were certain things that I wanted in place, such as, I wanted to attempt a natural birth but please let me know when the “point of no return is” in case I miss my window for an epidural (I ended up getting an epidural btw)

I created my birth plan a few weeks days (yikes!) before my due date. I was overwhelmed with all the choices I had to make, I remember frantically googling at my desk for “birth plans” and being overwhelmed with all the options out there.

Perhaps you’re the type of mom that wants to be in control of everything, and that is perfectly fine, Earth Mama was a fantastic starting point because it is so inclusive of everything you could ask for!

Click Here to access their Earth Mama’s Free Birth Plan, it will cover every single thing that could ever come up.

“Earth Mama’s Free Birth Plan asks the birth preparedness questions you might be too tired, excited or overwhelmed to ask”

Give it to your nurse as soon as you’re roomed, let them have a moment to go over it with you. Have them write the most important parts of it on your hospital board, such as who cuts the cord or if you’re adamant about delayed cord clamping

Create a free birth plan that asks all the essential questions

This is what My Birth Plan looked like

Create a free birth plan that asks all the essential questions

Be Flexible

As they say “the best laid plans often go awry”, know that sometimes some things will just not go as planned and that’s ok too, but by creating your birth plan you at least will have a better idea of what you will want if things tend to deviate from the original plan.

No one ever goes into labor wanting a cesarean section, but after completing Earth Mama’s Free Birth Plan you will now have a better idea of what you want to happen in the operating room.

I hope this helps you mama!


4 thoughts on “Creating a Birth Plan”

  1. Susan this is awesome! I love that you added to be flexible as well because you never know what will happen in the delivery room. I didn’t have a birth plan with my first because I felt like I didn’t have control over the situation. After a terrible birth experience, I found out I was wrong and that if I had a little bit of a birth plan things may have been different. This time will be better lol! Great post!
    Ps. I’ve pinned this to my Pinterest account!

    1. Omg yes, you have to be flexible. It’s probably the key part to the whole plan because catching babies is such a unpredictable experience. Good luck with your 2nd little!! & thank you for pinning!

  2. A great idea to have a birth plan in place. And yes, things can go awry. At least you have a clear idea of what you can expect to happen before the whole thing goes down and adjust accordingly. It helps the spouse and the health care professionals too when they know what you want.

    1. Having a birth plan in place helped me with some anxiety about child birth. I couldn’t believe that it never occurred to me to even have one. So glad I did though. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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