4 Reasons to Write a Birth Plan

4 Reasons to Write a Birth Plan

Depending on your provider and birth location, your birth plan will be either welcomed and encouraged or overlooked and underappreciated.  A birth plan is a wish list of birth preferences.  An ideal snapshot of how you would like your birth to play out in the best possible way. It is not a list of demands or an absolute plan.

A Shadow of Fear

A Shadow of Fear

Fear can stop you in your tracks. Leave you frozen, unable to move forward and unable to move backward. Clarity of thought disappears, your muscles lock up, tension increases, and pain, both perceived and real, is magnified.  Managing fear is critical in childbirth. With training and practice, it is possible to disengage from the fear.  In order to do this, you must recognize the fear, stop, take a minute to breathe and practice the techniques outlined below.