Birth Plans Part 1 – Myths and Misconceptions

*claps* make mine an informed birth plan!

Sprout and About

Birth plans – love them or hate them, pretty much every woman and care provider has an opinion on them. Some feel that they simply set a birthing woman up for disappointment while others feel that they are a vital tool in achieving an empowered birthing experience. So let’s have a look at birth plans – what they are and what they aren’t and how they can help a birthing woman, her care providers and her support team.

In part one of this article, I’d like to look at some common misconceptions about birth plans.

“Writing down a birth plan sets a woman up to be disappointed if things don’t go according to plan.”

Regardless of whether you write down a birth plan or not we all have ideas about how we want our births to go. These ideas may be as simple as “I’d like a vaginal birth” or…

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