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How to Write a Birth Plan for Any Labor and Birth Experience

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Updated June 25, 2014

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Getting Educated About Labor & Childbirth
Pregnant women at ante natal class
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When you are thinking about what you want to put in your birth plan, you need to really have the basics of labor and childbirth down. Many women do this by taking childbirth classes and reading books on pregnancy. You can also learn about birth by having done it before.

I really do not recommend getting too involved in watching television shows about birth. Some of these shows are not very realistic, though there are some newer options that are more realistic about birth and include more factual scenes. The same is true for birth stories - read or told aloud. Beware of the childbirth horror story!

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