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The importance of a birth plan...

The birth of a baby is one of the most exciting times of one's life. Like everything that you want badly, you need to plan. Families and doula together create this informative document to fit the unique needs of the family. Birth plans are given to doctors and nursing staff, so that the whole team can be on the same accord. The birth of your baby should be one of the most memorable, life-changing, and joyful experiences of your life. You will want to spend time thinking through the details of your hopes and desires for this special event by creating a birth plan.

Starting with a journal, write down as many thoughts and plans for the upcoming birth as you can. Your journal will help you establish priorities and provide a list of ideas to help you create a birth plan. A birth plan is a simple, clear, one-page statement of your preferences for the birth of your child. Providing a copy of the plan for everyone directly involved in the birth will help them better understand what is happening and give them the opportunity to resolve issues before the big day. Because there are so many aspects of birth to consider, it is best not to wait until the last minute to put your plan together. The plan will provide an effective avenue for discussing important details with those responsible for supporting and caring for you. Try to remain reasonably flexible in your desires because things don’t always go according to plan. Remember, the important thing is the safe birth of your little bundle of joy.

A birth plan is provided with every Precious Cargo Doula package. Please check out the example below of a "Precious Cargo" Birth Plan. Don't forget to book us if you are expecting #PreciousCargo!

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