Now, more than ever, we have options about how we birth. We can choose our care providers and we can choose our venue. We even have a myriad of choices for pain relief and procedures. There are so many options available to us that it has become commonplace to write up Birth Plans to make sure that our expectations are followed.
Choice without knowledge can create confusion and indecision so in the spirit of informed choice, we hope to give you a bit of a run-down on what kind of options are available in this modern world of having a baby.
Birth Choices – What is right for you? – Wondering what to do? Check out this article for tips on what to think about as you make your plans.
Recipe For a Gentle Birth – No matter where you birth or who is there you can make choices to help make it a gentle birth for your baby. This article is full of practical ideas.
Home Birth – studies show that under the right conditions home birth is a safe alternative to hospital birth
Cesarean Birth – rising cesarean rates mean this could be you
Water Birth – curious about the soothing power of water?
Birth Plans – not sure what to put in your birth plan? Start your research here.