Confession time: I didn't even write a birth plan for my first birth.  I know, shocking considering the fact that I'm extremely Type A and like to be in control of things.  But I was skeptical that...

A Downloadable Visual Birth Plan

Confession time: I didn't even write a birth plan for my first birth. I know, shocking considering the fact that I'm extremely Type A and like to be in control of things. But I was skeptical that.

NOT my birth plan, but a good reminder to actually have a plan & how to write it...

I want a 3 ring binder with all this info and our IDS, Insurance cards, copies, important phone numbers. NOT my birth plan, but a good reminder to actually have a plan & how to write it.

Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed Cord Clamping: our local EMS protocols recommend waiting minutes AND keeping the baby at vaginal height to prevent too much blood rushing in/out until you clamp the cord (hold off putting baby into mom for just a moment!

Birth Plan Template

How to Create YOUR Perfect Birth Plan

A great exercise to do to learn about all of your options during labor, birth, and recovery is to create a birth plan.

Tool: Birth Plan - Pregnancy - Pregnancy Tools - because you can never be too prepared, too early!

Pregnancy Tools

Tool: Birth Plan - Pregnancy - Child Labor and Delivery. This could be helpful to prepare for the birth and think about how you want the birth to happen.

Creating Your Visual Birth Plan - one of our students used icons on her #birthplan - looked great!!

Love the idea of easy to understand images for a qupick reference birthplan.

Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom of 5 - ChildrensMD

Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom of 5 - ChildrensMD

Is your goal to arrive at the hospital  while in transition, or right before? Here's how to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital.

How to Labor at Home as Long as Possible

Is your goal to arrive at the hospital while in transition, or right before? Here's how to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital. This is what I would like to do if my husband doesn't force me to the hospital.

Before your baby arrives, make sure you've made these 11 medical decisions Kim you should read this list.

Stef: Before your baby arrives, make sure you've made these 11 medical decisions

Mom and Baby - infographic on reasons for skin to skin contact immediately following delivery

Mom and Baby - Wait for the Weight and Bond With Baby First! (First moments after birth) - Lamaze

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