What is a Birth Plan
A birth plan is a written document where your wishes and needs for the time of your birth are clearly expressed. First and foremost, defining and refining them for yourself. Knowing your options ahead will help making your vision a reality, as well as strengthen your sense of control and calmness, even in a case of an unexpected shift. Having your partner involved in preparing it and aligned with your wishes will strengthen his/her sense of confidence and ability to fully support you in making your wishes come true.
Especially when you choose to give birth at a hospital, or need to go there, this situation naturally invites facing the challenges of the hospital’s protocols, procedures and interventions. By making your preferences known in a short and clear manner, preferably no longer than a page, you harness your birthing team on your side, prevent conflict and disappointment and above all,maintain the safety and well-being of you and your baby for a smooth and comfortable arrival.
When preparing your birth plan, You can formulate one from scratch, download a ready made or use this concise and funny image board.
Very much like planning your dream home or wedding, for sure you will clearly articulate and determine your request, vision and preferences. Keeping this in mind, what is the difference when it comes to your precious childbirth?!
About the author
Inbal Sigler is the founder of Isis HypnoBirthing & Yoga. She is also a certified HypnoBirthing trainer, Yoga teacher specialized in pre- and postnatal, and a doula. Isis Hypnobirthing & Yoga is a comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth preparation course combining techniques of Hypnobirthing, Theta Healing, Chinese Medicine and Yoga. Inbal supports women on the amazing journey to motherhood in fertility, pregnancy support and birth support.