7 Things to Consider for Your Birth Plan
So you're getting ready to have your baby and you need to give some thought what your ideal birth would look like and what preferences you do have.
Cesarean Section Birth Plans
Having a cesarean section might be a great reason to have a birth plan. This can help you mold the experience to be the birth you want it to be.
Breastfeeding Plan for Baby X
A breastfeeding plan is an extension of a birth plan to help you get breastfeeding off on the right foot.
How to Write a Birth Plan for Any Labor and Birth Experience
Writing a birth plan to help you express your wishes and concerns for your labor and birth is a great idea. This helps you let your doctors, nurses and midwives know how best to help you in labor and the immediate postpartum. It can include information on pain management in labor including epidural anesthesia, the immediate postpartum as well...
Choices that Affect Breastfeeding
Does what you do during birth affect your breastfeeding?
A Birth Plan - What is that?
Information on how to convey your ideas and beliefs about birth in a non-threatening way, from your About.com Guide.
Newborn Testing & Procedures
You've planned for the birth, now let's see what comes next. Information on hospital procedures and testing for newborns. From APGARs on...
The Benefits of Rooming In with Your Baby at Birth
Rooming in has many benefits for baby and mom. Here is a look at some of the benefits of rooming in.
Bikini Wax for Birth: Will you get a bikini wax for birth?
Have you considered a bikini wax for birth? Or will you just trim at home or leave well enough alone?
Photographing Your Birth - What Were the Rules About Photographing Your Birth
What were the rules of photographing your birth, either from your end or your hospital or birth center?
Bonding with Your Baby After Birth
After your baby is born you'll want to hold her and love on baby and bond with your baby. What's the best way to bond with your baby? Skin to skin with mom? Talking to your baby? Breastfeeding? What about after a c-section?
Birth Plan Advice? - Do you have any birth plan advice?
A birth plan is a communications tool to use with your birth team. You can use a birth plan to tell everyone what your preferences are for your birth.
Preparing to Breastfeed Your Baby
Breastfeeding can get a bad reputation as something that is hard to do. My argument is that a lot of it is the lack of knowledge, support and preparation. Here's how to help breastfeeding go smoothly from the start.
How many people did you have at your birth?
The number of people that you invite to your birth is important to you. You may want to have a quiet, intimate affair, or a party.
What is Silent Birth?
A look at the myths and facts surrounding Scientology's Silent Birth.
How Your Partner Can Catch Your Baby
Sometimes you can have someone catch the baby other than your doctor or midwife. Have you considered this option?
Decision Making in Labor
Labor is a time of emotion and physical exertion. You'll be called upon to make decision, here's a guide to making the right choice for you.
Should you go to the hospital?
Getting to the hospital too soon can cause you to be subjected to additional interventions and risk. But how do you decide to stay at home or go to the hospital? Or even when to leave the hospital?
Interactive Birth Plan
Design your birth plan with a point and click method. Many hospitals use this form.
How to Write a Birth Plan
Some questions to ask yourself before making a birth plan.
Writing a Birth Plan
Information on the basics you should consider when writing your preferences for your baby's birth.
How To Write a Birth Plan
Worried about writing a birth plan? Don't look at multiphase quizzes, here are a few easy steps.