How to build a birth plan that withstands the unexpected
Here's how to build your list of expectations and questions and share them with your people!
"Things didn't go as planned." How many times have you heard someone talk about their birth experience? There's a lot of pressure to write detailed birth plans. While talking through your wishes for labor and delivery can be empowering, sometimes they can give a false sense of certainty and control.
This week, ask yourself what do you expect your birth to be like? What questions come up for you? Take this list of expectations and questions and share them with whomever you're partnering with (an OB, midwife, your sister) for the big day.
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