Let's be honest, you can never really plan your birth. How it’ll end up, when labor will start, how long it’ll take, etc. These kinds of things are just not in your control. As much as we would like theme to be! So what’s the point of planning ahead?
Writing out your birth preferences allows you to educate yourself around the choices you DO have during your birth and to let your birth team know exactly what you need in order to feel supported and taken care of.
As a birth and postpartum doula, one of the biggest parts of my job is to help parents-to-be become as prepared as possible for their birth experience. No matter the client, I always aim to help the families I support to prepare for the unexpected.
No matter how much positive manifestation and prenatal prep you do, life just happens. Your tiny human is its own person with their own plans on how to enter the world. That’s why I’m calling on all you mamas & papas out there to throw out your birth plans and bring in a birth vision board instead.
Creating a personal birth vision will help better prepare you for your birth, allow you to become familiar with the pros and cons of each option available to you, and help you create the best possible birth experience for you and your baby - no matter how they plan on entering the world!
THE BASICS OF A BIRTH VISION
HOW TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
One of the most taxing, but rewarding, lessons of parenting is learning to let things go and accept things for what they are.
By planning ahead, but allowing for all possible outcomes, you can feel more happy and prepared for any birth experience, even the unexpected ones. #lovemajka #fuelingmotherhood
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Rhiannon Langford is a full-spectrum doula & fertility coach based in Toronto, Canada. As founder of Birth Boss Maternity Care, she guides families to feel empowered as they transition to parenthood. Beginning her studies in bioethics and birth justice at Columbia University, she is now a certified Maternal Support Practitioner and has trained in many complementary practices, including aromatherapy, crystal healing & nutrition. Follow her on her socials!
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