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November 4th, 2013, 06:25 PM
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I didn't write one with my first because my midwife's normal routine for birth was completely in line with what I wanted. I helped myself by visualizing some of the birth in a relaxing way, with a ton of privacy. But I left everything I was unsure about (like labor positions, pain-relief techniques, birth positions, etc.) up in the air because you really can't plan for that. I just listened to my body when the time came

This time, I'm giving birth in the hospital so I am bringing along a birth plan. But it's basically just a short and sweet list of my "preferences." Just so that the L&D staff, whom I won't meet until the big day, get the point that I'm aiming for an intervention-free natural birth. I'm thinking my best tool in the hospital will be keeping my calm. If I'm calm and relaxed, I feel like I can go with the flow and handle whatever comes.

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