Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More on birth plans - and how to plan for birth

I've written before about preparing for birth and what birth plans are and aren't good for. Here's another round of helpful posts on them:

At Your Cervix on how to evaluate your birth place and provider and find out what interventions you may need to actively decline in labor.

Nursing Birth writes a great post (as usual) with tips for writing a birth plan that's useful to you and your care providers.

Once you've done your due diligence on provider and hospital, and know what you do and don't need to put in your birth preferences, it's much easier to write something like this: a Hypnobabies birth plan that's short and sweet.

Laura at Navigating the Mothership talks about what she did to make an unmedicated birth possible. Her tips include knowing WHY you want a natural childbirth, doing your research, and (natch) hiring a doula.

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