Your birth plan is an opportunity for you to plan aspects of your birth and consider options available to you and is personal to you. Your birth plan depends not only on what you want, but also on your medical history, your own circumstances, and what is available at your maternity service.
Discussing your birth plan with a Midwife/Doctor, and reading the Information leaflets antenatally will give you the chance to ask questions and find out more information. It is a good idea for you to keep a copy of your birth plan with you.
The maternity team who care for you during labour will discuss it with you, so they too are aware of your wishes. But remember, you need to be flexible and prepared to do things differently from your birth plan if complications arise with you or your baby.
Please download and print your birth plan below and tick/write as necessary