HERE’S A LIST OF SUBJECTS YOU MIGHT LIKE TO COVER AS YOU COMPILE YOUR BIRTH PLAN 1 Your ideal type of delivery (C-section, induced, all-natural, water birth)
2 Your pain relief preferences
3 Your labour position preferences (walking, sitting, squatting, in a birthing pool)
4 Your preferences about being allowed to eat and drink during labour
5 Your wishes for music, candles, scents and other atmospheric enhancers
6 The people you would like to grant permission to be at the birth
7 The degree of medical interventions you hope for (forceps, vacuum, episiotomy, surgery, epidural, induction, manual breaking of water)
8 What you would like to happen with your new baby (to be laid on your chest immediately, to be allowed to breastfeed immediately, to delay cord clamping, to delay the baby’s first bath, not to be separated from baby at all).