Birth plans are a must, it gives a point of reference so instead of battling them you can just point them to your birth plan. This helps keep everyone on the same page about your desires for your baby's birth. The pictured list is a pretty good one too!

A Downloadable Visual Birth Plan

Birth Plan Template

How to Create YOUR Perfect Birth Plan

A great exercise to do to learn about all of your options during labor, birth, and recovery is to create a birth plan.

Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom of 5 - ChildrensMD

Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom of 5 - ChildrensMD

NOT my birth plan, but a good reminder to actually have a plan & how to write it...

I want a 3 ring binder with all this info and our IDS, Insurance cards, copies, important phone numbers. NOT my birth plan, but a good reminder to actually have a plan & how to write it.

Delayed Cord Clamping. Such a simple thing to do for your baby's health!

Delayed Cord Clamping: our local EMS protocols recommend waiting minutes AND keeping the baby at vaginal height to prevent too much blood rushing in/out until you clamp the cord (hold off putting baby into mom for just a moment!

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of baby immediately after birth. Don't let them! Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in. http://www.mamanatural.com/vernix/

Vernix: Don’t Wash It Off, Rub It In

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of babies immediately after birth. Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in.

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