Comprehensive birth plan workbook
This is a birth plan that guides you through decisions that have to be made and options you will have. This is for all types of births: natural or epidural, any pain management preference, vaginal delivery or cesarean, and hospital birth or birthing center or home birth. Know your options. Choose what is right for you. Designed to be customized, this birth plan has checklists of your options (so you can choose whatever is right for you) and fill-in-the-blanks. This is a birth plan that is truly unique to each family.
Part 1: What is a birth plan?
Part 2: What makes a birth plan successful?
Part 3: Birth plan packet for parents
- Know before you go
- Foundational decisions
- Stage 1: Labor
- Stage 2: Delivery of the baby
- Stage 3: Delivery of the placenta (afterbirth)
- Neonatal care
- Other notes
- In case of c-section
- Postpartum planning
Part 4: The fill-in birth plan to give your OB or midwife and maternity center staff
Part 5: A sample birth plan