Birth Plan…or not to Plan
When you wait the long 9 months for baby to arrive, many things go through your head and you are bombarded with information – from the lady next door to the granny in the supermarket who just remembered her very difficult birth while staring uncomfortably at your belly.
Then there is the doctor who wants to test the new wonder drug on your baby and you are the one staring into space thinking: How am I going to get through this birth?” Everyone has an opinion on having a birth plan – some moms-to-be have a few birth plans… just in case one of the plans does not work – and an idea of being in control. Other moms have no plan just going with the flow and see what happens. I don’t think you can be right or wrong on this concept of having a birth plan, or none whatsoever.
However, there are some decisions to be made before baby arrives and these help you to relax and help others around you know how to support you while you focus on baby.
Some of the topics you need to communicate with your partner and family are: where you want your baby delivered – at home or hospital; induction or waiting for nature to take its course; soft lights, candles or just whatever you want at that moment; music, silence or go with the flow. There is much to decide – some important and others not so important.