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Quick Tip #10 for an awesome pregnancy and birth: Plan A

by lizzi (follow)
Helping plant the seeds of positive birth. www.sproutbirthing.com.au
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Call it what you like: preferences, wishes, goals - it's important to have a Plan A - often referred to as a Birth Plan.

Considerations:

1) What's your 'perfect birth'?

2) RESEARCH

3) What strategies will/won't help you achieve this?

4) Benefits, Risks, Alternatives, Intuition, Next (BRAIN) of all your options

5) Written clearly and concisely?

6) Care provider on board?

7) Support people on board?

8) Review



Plan
Plans are just as useful for building a great birth as they are for building a lunatic asylum! Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


The true benefit of Plan A comes from the research and conversation it generates - not the actual document.

Further reading:
Informed Birth Preparation
Birth Planning
Sample Birth Plan

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