Birth PlanNER

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Your birth plan writes the story of your labor and delivery. Starting with what you need to prepare for the big day, your birth plan takes you on a journey of everything you need to think about. It acts as an aid for your pregnancy, revisited multiple times, vetting different important decisions like delayed cord clamping, cord blood banking, and breastfeeding.

Use our interactive tool to create a birth plan to be sure your big day is your ideal experience. Complete the plan, download your PDF, and share with your OBGYN, midwife, doula, and family.

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YOUR IDEAL EXPERIENCE

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IMPORTANT DECISIONS

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BONDING WITH BABY

Why create a birth plan?

Creating a birthing plan is the best way to organize your labor and delivery. Your birth plan is a checklist of preferences for personal comfort, medical procedures, and bonding with baby. It guides the conversation with your OB-GYN, midwife, doula and hospital so they understand your ideal birth experience.

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When to start planning?

You have 40 weeks to create your perfect birth plan. In your first trimester, you’ll want to understand what the next 9 months have in store for your growing family. Start exploring labor and delivery preparations to make and think about what your first moments with baby will be like.

As your pregnancy progresses and you begin to learn more about your developing baby and body, revisit the plan. Discover your choices for managing the steps of labor.

Your birth plan should be almost complete by the start of your 3rd trimester, or between the 28th and 35th weeks of pregnancy. This gives you adequate time to consult with your pregnancy team before baby arrives.

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How to get started?

Our Birth Planner was designed to fit your busy lifestyle. No need to complete the plan all at once. Feel free to skip any questions you may need more time to answer. Need to change your mind? Simply, log-in and revise your plan anytime during your pregnancy.

Unsure about some of your choices? We have included helpful links, explaining your options. When your birth plan is complete, you keep your digital version, and we’ll email you a PDF to print, share, and discuss.

Begin with the basic information about you and your pregnancy, along with important contact information.  Create your complete plan from A to Z, including:

- About Me
- My Support Team
- Getting Ready
- My Ideal Experience
- During Labor
- Delivery Plans for Baby
- Deliver Plans for Placenta
- Getting to Know Baby
- Newborn Procedures
- Medical Complications

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For more information on why birth plans are important, what to include, and how to create a birth plan check out our Birth Plan articles.