A Birth Plan
Your birth plan can help inform those caring for you in your pregnancy and labour if you have particular wishes and customs to be upheld. This is especially useful if you have not met the midwife looking after you during labour. Birth Plans are both individual and personnel to you and your partner, and there is no right and wrong way to write them. It is important to remember your birth plan is a guide and things may not always go the way you had anticipated, so keep an open mind. When it’s your first baby you do not know what you want or even what’s on offer. Parent Education /Antenatal Classes will enable you to make an informed choice about particular issues important to you and your partner. There are many courses /classes on offer, your local Maternity Unit will offer Antenatal Classes or you can access private classes run by Active Birth Teachers or NCT (National Childbirth Trust) etc.