Today, I am sharing my birth plan with you all and why I think they are so so important.
I, for one, couldn’t communicate during my labour. I mean I could talk, I wasn’t a mute. It was just the last thing I wanted to do. I was quite happy to be left alone in the corner, doing my thing.
This meant I wasn’t able to convey what, in an ideal birth situation, I wanted. Luckily I had a birth plan which had it all written down. I didn’t have to rely on my husband to speak for me. Imagine if he’d got it wrong!
I had two midwives during my labour and it meant that both of them could read my birth plan and understand the kind of birth I wanted.
On my original birth plan with Rosalie I had written down that I didn’t want my baby to have the Vitamin K injection. My midwife came over and discussed this with me and explained why she felt that Rosalie should have it and I changed my mind. Rosalie did have the vitamin K injection and I will have it again when baby No.2 is born.
I can’t stress enough why I think you should have a birth plan. It just means all you thoughts, fears, expectations can be explained to the midwives without you having to say a word. The peace of mind that gave me during my labour was invaluable.
I have added a copy of my birth plan that you can download and use as a guide when you create your own plan for your birth. I hope it helps!
I talk more about my birth plan in the video below…