Birth Plan: Evacuate child growing within me, preferably with the least amount of physical damage to myself possible.
Some people are in support of the good ol' Birth Plan and some think they are basically a crock of shit. Personally, I think it depends on how much credence you put in to the likelihood of your birth 'going to plan'. I definately had one with Jackson and was very lucky that his birth did go pretty much to plan. Was that due to the guidelines and stipulations outlined on a single A4 piece of paper... absolutely not. Did the existence of that plan give me some sense of control and provide Ben with a reference for when he had to answer things for me... absolutely.
This time around, I will have a Birth Plan again. Pretty much identical to my last one as I am hoping (fingers crossed) that this birth will be just like the last one... hell, maybe even easier. A girl can hope.
I don't presume to know what is going to happen, none of us ever really do going in to something like this, whether it is baby number #1 or #10. Our bodies and our babies are both so unpredictable.
The things I have included on my plan, and why, include: