What should I write in my birth plan?

Health advice, Questions/answers

I read that I could write down what I want in the way of support during labour and delivery in the maternity ward. Who should I give this to?

Nathalie


When you write down your wishes regarding labour and delivery, it will help the nurse who is supporting you. She will likely be at your side throughout your childbirth, and thanks to your birth plan, will know what you want from the staff around you as the event unfolds. Her work with you will be more personalised, in line with your expectations.

Nathalie, it’s important to know that a birth plan is a reflection tool for a couple regarding the arrival of the baby, but it doesn’t help prepare for the delivery outcome, as no one can know how it will turn out in the end. A birth plan is a project for the couple, to put in writing what you would like and be found around you to welcome the baby, irrespective of the way it’s delivered. That’s why you have to be flexible and open to events.

To learn more, please read my article on this topic where I use the same examples and themes found in your question before you write your birth plan.

Talk soon,

Marie

The Baby Expert

Discover our videos

Subscribe to a monthly or quarterly package now to access full videos.

Pregnancy Monitoring

Pregnancy Monitoring

Did your pregnancy test come back positive? Congratulations! Now, what are the stages and exams that will lead you down
Newborn discomforts

Newborn discomforts

Newborn conjunctivitis, seborrheic dermatitis (or cradle cap), bloating, regurgitation, vomiting, reflux and colic. Marie frequently saw these newborn ailments during
Being Pregnant

Being Pregnant

You just learned you are pregnant. You have questions about the changes that will take place during the pregnancy? Along
Baby Massages

Baby Massages

Do you want to massage your baby but don’t know where to start? In this video, Suzanne Boily, baby massage

Discover other articles

How do I make homemade baby purées?

How do I make homemade baby purées?

Hello Marie, I have a question, and I’m sure you know the answer, as you’re always full of great advice and information! My daughter Maélie
Water and Babies

Water and Babies

Water’s therapeutic properties are widely recognised. The baby, when carried by their mother, is surrounded by a liquid environment that allows them to grow.
A Healthy Mind and Body During Pregnancy

A Healthy Mind and Body During Pregnancy

La rédaction de ce billet s’est faite en partenariat avec l'équipe du Centre Odyssée. Mise à jour du billet le 13 novembre 2017 Pour faire
Can I lose my baby if I continue to play sports while pregnant?

Can I lose my baby if I continue to play sports while pregnant?

Marie, I am 16 weeks pregnant and naturally sportive, but people are telling me to stop playing sports because I could lose my baby. Do

What should I write in my birth plan?

Par Marie Fortier Temps de lecture: 1 min
0