The nursery’s painted, the closet’s full of onesies, and you’ve even explained the situation to the dog! Today’s expectant mothers don’t truly feel ready, though, until they’ve prepared a detailed birthing plan. But if birthing plans are so important, why should they be so…flexible?
The birth of your baby is one of the most joyous experiences you’ll have, so you’ll want to put some thought into the details of this life-changing event. Birth plans are an important step in thinking through all the available options. A birth plan is a simple, clear document that helps your medical team and family know your preferences during labor, delivery, and postpartum as well.
For months, you’ve dreamed (and maybe worried) about what your birth experience will be like. Every pregnancy and birth is different. Because births often involve a lot of unknowns, it’s best to arm yourself with as much information as possible. At WellStar North Fulton Hospital, we encourage our mothers to create birth plans that detail their intentions for their child’s birth.