Having a healthy, normal birth means doing a heck of a lot more than just showing up to the labor and delivery room and hoping for the best. RIGHT NOW IN THE USA:
- 1 in 3 women are giving birth via cesarean section- Florida ranks #1 in the nation for cesarean sections- Despite (or perhaps because of) heavy medical management and intervention in birth, our maternal mortality rates are continually rising- 60% of these maternal deaths are entirely preventable- Only one-third of obstetrical-hospital practices are evidence based (based on the latest medical and scientific research)- Between 25-34% of women report that their births are traumatic
It doesn’t have to be this way. This free, evidence based and Holistic Birth Plan Template was designed to help you communicate your unique needs and expectations to your birth team in a clear way. The checklist style template not only lays out your options but will also help you make informed and educated decisions as they arise in labor. Having continuous support from a Birth Doula, taking an evidence based childbirth education course and creating a birth plan are just some of the powerful things you can do to ensure a healthy, joyous birthing journey for yourself and your baby.