How to Write a Birth Plan

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When it comes to having your baby your way, putting it in writing can help.

A birth plan is an optional document that lets you outline your hopes, fears and preferences when it comes time to give birth. It’s a way to keep all your birth day care providers in the know about what is important to you.

Remember that no one knows how your labor will unfold, so we encourage you to give yourself flexibility to change your mind.

Please use our Birth Preferences Form and Birth Preference Form User's Guide to help us understand what’s important to you during labor and delivery. Be sure to review it with your provider and bring it to your birth to share with your nurse and care team.