What on earth is a birth plan? I mean how can you plan exactly how your child's birth will happen? The answer is you can't. Life, nature and the birthing process are not perfectly linear processes, no one can predict what will happen. But a birth plan is not about creating a rigid description of what the birth will be like, rather it is about exploring birthing options and sharing your preferences for different scenarios with your doctor, midwife, your partner and/or support.
Giving birth should be an incredible experience. Thinking and planning for the event can help your experience be that incredible experience.
So, what is in a birth plan? On our website we discuss three major areas typically included in a birth plan.