There are numerous aspects to birth that need to be considered or revised as the date approaches. Hence, it is best not to wait until the very last moments to make any such monumental decisions. One major way to avoid such last-minute hassles is to determine your birth plan ahead of time.
A birth plan is a simple, one-page statement summing up your preferences for the birth of your child. Providing a copy of the plan for your medical team involved in the birth will help them better understand and give them the opportunity to resolve issues beforehand.
The plan will provide an opportunity for an effective discussion of all important details with those responsible for the birth and well-being of both you and your child.
Find out all the routine policies and procedures relevant to your birth setting. It is important to discuss all your doubts and queries with your health care provider.
The following is a list of things you should to consider:
Your birth plan should be designed with a positive outlook. Instead of making a list of what you don’t want, focus on what you do want. Try to remain reasonably flexible in your desires because things don’t always go according to plan. Remember, the important thing is the safe birth of your little bundle of joy.
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