Natural Ways to Start Labour
Have you got a little bit of get this baby out-itis? Check out our tips for helping.
So by this point you’re probably answering every call with “Hi, no the baby isn’t born yet”, you probably have 22 unread messages some from people you didn’t even know were following your pregnancy (no, Jade, friend from 8th grade, I probably won’t let you know when labour starts) and you may be totally.over.it.
Is a Birth Plan Really Necessary?
Birth plans get a bit of a bad rap, mainly because labour and birth is so unpredictable and people often think birth plans are detailing the one and only way you’ll be happy for your birth to go; which isn’t the idea behind birth plans. Birth is unpredictable, but it isn’t unpreparable and the power of birth plans is in all the knowledge you gain along the way.
If you’re going to a coastal holiday destination you don’t avoid looking into the local options for fun outdoor activities just in case it rains. Birth plans should be viewed the same, it’s okay if it doesn’t go to plan. But a birth that could have gone the way that you wanted but didn’t because you weren’t aware of your options may be something you’ll regret. Most people who make birth plans are second time parents hoping for a better experience.
They should be a key part of your pregnancy preparation. Birth plans encourage you to look into your options and decide for yourself what you want out of your birth. Like most people, your main goal for your birth is likely a healthy baby. But that doesn’t have to be your only goal, a birth that you can look back on positively and a healthy baby are, in most cases, not mutually exclusive.
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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag For a Vaginal Birth?
What to pack in your hospital bag for a vaginal birth: Our comprehensive list of everything you may need to delivery your baby.
This list is full of everything you could possibly need to bring your new baby into the world. We find it is much better to regret bringing too much, than to regret the things you didn’t bring.