I’m totes on board with you burning clary sage and listening to Ed Sheeran in labour. But I’m guessing you got that under control. We’re focusing on the hospital related stuff you’re not so sure about. And the options you probably don’t even realise you have!
“I NEED A BIRTH PLAN…AND I HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE WHERE TO START!”
I get it. The last time you set foot in a hospital was to have your tonsils out, and your teddy stepped up to be your support person. The thought of writing a birth plan triggers all sorts of…stuff. Overwhelm, confusion, issues with authority, life long phobias, past traumas, and silent stand-offs with your mother-in-law over who’ll be in the birth room. You name it, in ten years of doula-ing, I’ve heard it.
Or maybe you haven’t got your birth plan done yet for a much simpler reason – when you’re not sure how to do something, you become a chronic procrastinator. Like me.
(Whaat?! I am SO NOT in labour!? Haven’t done my birth plan! Has it been forty weeks already??)
Don‘t let your birth plan fall off your to do list because you don’t know where to start.
SO WHAT’S THE SIMPLE BIRTH PLAN CHECKLIST?
(and how is it different to the two hundred thousand other birth plan templates on the internet?)
The Simple Birth Plan Checklist is a fully fillable, gorgeous PDF that will help you get started with the basics of an effective birth plan for a low risk hospital birth.
I’ll take you through five key must have items that need to be on your birth plan, and bring them together in a simple list that you can then use with any one of those two hundred thousand birth plan templates on the internet.
(Kidding. Birth Plans are much more effective when you use your own words. Which is why I didnt create yet another birth plan template! )
Once you’ve worked through the checklist, you’ll know exactly what needs to go on your birth plan, and what you need to talk about with your caregiver.