Every woman dreams of her children's births in one way or another, and birth planning is a very important and necessary process to have a realistic idea of your birth scenarios. In her birth plan, she accepts both her desires and preferences, as well as her fears and doubts. She can easily structure questions to ask the medical team she will give birth with, get to know the policy of the medical institution and make an easier decision about the team and hospital she is going to pick. The birth plan should include different moments of birth and the baby's care.
To make it easier for you, I have prepared a birth plan sample, which you can fill up online here or print and fill it manually here.
Women focus mainly on their childbirth preparation and forget to do any postpartum planning. Postpartum period is one of the most challenging seasons of a new mom’s life, especially if it’s her first child, so postpartum planning is quite necessary. A postpartum plan is a written document that you prepare with your partner to express your goals and preferences for life during the first weeks and months with your new baby. This document can contain information about visitors, meal preparation and chores, self-care, childcare responsibilities, and more. The postpartum plan is very important for the smooth transition to parenthood, as the current dynamics in the family are changing. If you need additional support, you could always ask for it from relatives, friends or professional help in the face of a postpartum doula. If you are expecting a baby, think about these questions, try to visualize the postpartum period, to find out how you could approach different situations, do you need additional support?
To make it easier for you, I have prepared a postpartum plan sample, which you can fill up online here or print it out here