A carefully thought out birth plan allows you to feel more confident and in control of your labor and childbirth and puts you and your obstetrician on the same page. At RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology, with locations in Elmhurst, Addison, Westchester, Oak Park, and Hinsdale, Illinois, the obstetricians honor your birth plan and work with you to decide what’s best to suit your individual needs during this special and joyous time. For more information on creating a birth plan, call RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology or simply click to book online today.
A birth plan is a document or list of what you’d like to happen when you’re in labor and when you give birth. It can also include how you’d like your baby cared for after birth.
Your obstetrician at RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology might give you a form to fill out to create a birth plan. You can also find sample birth plans and templates in reputable books, websites, and other sources.
You can make your birth plan as detailed or simple as you’d like whether or not you use a form or template.
Before you make your plan, you should know what your options are. Your RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology obstetrician can discuss the options in detail and help you decide what’s best.
Before creating your birth plan, you might want to:
When creating a birth plan, you might want to ask yourself certain questions, such as:
The RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology team is happy to work with a private doula or labor coach if you plan to use one.
A birth plan can help you feel more confident and in control of your labor and birth. It’s a great way to make sure you and your obstetrician are on the same page.
A birth plan gets you more involved with your pregnancy and childbirth and helps you prepare for the big event when you welcome your new family member into the world.
You should keep in mind that childbirth doesn’t always go to plan, and certain problems might arise that could alter your course of action. Think of your birth plan as more of a guide.
If you have questions and would like empathic and attentive assistance creating your birth plan, call RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology or book online today.