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Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast


Apr 24, 2019

Should you or should you not create a birth plan? This seems to be a somewhat divisive topic among parents-to-be. Today, Darcy and Taylor explain the value in creating a birth plan and share tips and ideas for putting one together. They also emphasize the importance of creating a postpartum plan so that you can truly focus on resting, healing, and bonding with your baby in your postpartum days. Taylor and Darcy share a bit about the free birth and postpartum planning templates they’ve created for you to grab on the Your Birth, Your Birth Website.

Key Takeaway: Knowledge is power and you can make more informed decisions when you’ve learned about your options. Creating birth and postpartum plans helps you gather information, think about your preferences, and communicate them with your team. Learning about your options and preferences will make for a less stressful and more enjoyable birth and postpartum experience.

Highlights:

  • How we have been conditioned to hand over our power
  • Determining your birth preferences
  • Learning about your options will ultimately inform your decision-making process
  • You don’t know what you don’t know, so creating a birth plan spurs you to do research
  • A birth plan helps you share with your nurse(s) and doctors/midwives what matters to you
  • Previous experiences can inform the future
  • Setting boundaries and having tough conversations about what’s most important to you
  • The emotional transition of becoming a parent
  • The importance of planning for postpartum
  • Surround yourself with people “who get it”
  • Talking about your needs postpartum and asking for help
  • Use the template, fill it out, and make copies!

 

Your Birth Your Worth Podcast

Website: https://www.yourbirthyourworthpodcast.com/

Free Birth and Postpartum Planning Templates: https://www.yourbirthyourworthpodcast.com/plan/

 

Darcy Sauers

Website: http://www.thedouladarcy.com/

Third Trimester Thrive: https://www.thirdtrimesterthrive.com/

Blog: http://www.thedouladarcy.com/blog/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedouladarcy/

 

Taylor Davis

Website: http://yourvbacdoula.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylordavisdoula/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourvbacjourney/