With the completion of my prenatal class I have started to think a bit more about the birth of my baby and how I can prepare. Before becoming pregnant I had no idea what a birth plan was. Lately I have been hearing more and more about the benefits of creating one.
For those that may not be familiar, a birth plan is a document that you create before the birth of your baby outlining your preferences and expectations during labour. A birth plan can be a useful tool if you have very specific requests or if you are concerned that those responsible for helping you through your delivery may not listen to your needs.