From the minute a woman finds out she is expecting, her life changes! Whether you are expecting one child or multiples, as slow as those 9 months may seem, your due date will be here before you know it. Many new parents are writing a Birth Plan, to ensure the birth goes smoothly and Mom and Dad know what to expect. Birth Plans For Dummies is the ultimate resource guide to help you understand, develop, and implement a plan for the birth of your baby.
A birth plan is a communication tool for expectant mothers and those involved in the delivery of a child. The plan explains the mother’s preferences for labor and delivery and eliminates any confusion. There are a wide variety of methods, strategies, and techniques available to pregnant women preparing for delivery—and this hands-on, friendly guide covers them all.
I shared the guide with a friend, who is 7 months pregnant with her first child. She read the book, and applied the tips and ideas discussed into writing her personal birth plan. The book is divided into 7 parts, covering topics from birthing options, locations, interventions, medications, welcoming your baby and birthing memories. My friend now has a plan in place, and is prepared for the day she goes into labor. With the information found inside the book, she told me she “feels confident and less stressed.” That’s fantastic, being she is due in just three weeks! The book even covers a section on Shots, Drops, Snips, and Newborn Tests so you can have an insight as to what to expect after the birthing experience. This book is a must have for new parents and parents in their subsequent pregnancies.
Disclosure: I received the mentioned book through Global Influence for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.