Birth Plans ... we all know what they are
Here's the reality ... you cannot pick the birth you want.
There's no way to know what your birth will be like. Does that mean you shouldn't make a Birth Plan? No. But think about what you're actually doing.
Your Birth Plan is all about what you want and don't want others to do or not to do at YOUR birth. The list can go on and on.
Birth Plans have become a 'wish list' or choosing 'items on a menu'.
Do birth professionals actually read them? Maybe, maybe not.
Make another Birth Plan
From Birthing Better with The Pink Kit Method® comes this simple message ... make a skills based Birth Plan. In other words, tell your birth provider how you are going to prepare your pregnant body to become a birthing body and what skills they will see you and your birth partner use.
In other words, the conventional Birth Plan is only what may or may not happen to you. A skills-based Birth Plans is all about what you will do!
You do not know how few skilled birthing families birth professionals see. Every pregnant woman will have a baby but how a birthing woman and coaching dad behave, act, manage, deal with, work with their baby's efforts to be born is not the same as having a birth happen to you.
Change how you think about your pregnancy and birth. Now we hear women say 'I had a vaginal birth' or 'I had a Cesarean' but that's not accurate. You will 'have a baby'. This means all expectant women and fathers-to-be can bring skills into their baby's birth.
When more skilled families give birth in a hospital, Birth Center or at home than childbirth will really change. The focus will be on how we birth our children rather than what we expect others to do in conventional Birth Plans.