Easier Childbirth by Fetal Positioning
VBAC and Cesarean
International Cesarean Awareness Network
Helping Woman Make Informed Maternity Decisions
Breastfeeding Support and Information - La Leche League
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services.
An organization dedicated to healthy mothers and
babies. CIMS created the Mother-Friendly Childbirth
Initiative - CIMS
Childbirth with Hypnosis
The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
A Parenting Store and Café - Neenah
Bellybeans - for the hot mama and the cool baby
Appleton Clothing Store
A birth plan is a way of communicating with the hospital staff that cares for you in labor. Without listing your preferences you will not have a chance at your ideal birth experience, rather, you will have the birth experience of the hospital and practitioners you select. Your birth plan is no guarantee of the “perfect” birth experience, but the absence of this will almost certainly mean that your desires will get lost in the shuffle.
Remember that these are ideas and expectations that you have about the birth of your baby. They are used to help people who come into contact with you during your labor and birth, allow them to know a bit more about you, how you have prepared for this baby, and what you want from the birth. Be sure to phrase your birth plan in a pleasant and polite tone – do not present this as a list of demands. This can help everyone feel more confident and increase your chances of having the birth experience you want.
If you need help putting together a birth plan and talking through things that are routine in hospitals and things that are very important to you, please see Package #3 under the Services Provided tab.