I’m using this guide to put together my own visual birth plan! Super helpful, and exciting. 🙂
A birth plan is a short document to take with you to Labor and Delivery that lets the providers there know what your preferences are during labor. It is important to keep your birth plan simple and easy to understand. Providing a copy to all those involved with your labor can eliminate miscommunication, help labor go smoother, and keep your wishes from being dismissed.
A visual birth plan is a great way to do this! By using simple icons to depict your wishes, you let those around you know what you’d like and not like during labor and for your child during recovery. A friend of mine introduced me to this idea, and when I asked how it worked out she said, “My husband had seen my plan and he and my doula spoke up for me since I came to the hospital already in transition and fought for the birth…
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