Create Your Birth Plan
Whether you’re a first-time parent or an experienced pro, the birth of your child is a deeply personal experience. One way to prepare for this special day is to create a birth plan that you can share with your medical team, doula, labor coach, and/or loved ones who will be in the delivery room with you. It’s important to review the plan with your doctor to ensure your labor and delivery experience matches your expectations.
What is a birth plan?
A birth plan is a document that outlines your preferences for labor and delivery. However, we always encourage flexibility as labor can be unpredictable and may require changes to ensure the safety of you and your baby.
Do I need a birth plan?
A birth plan isn’t a necessity, but it’s a useful tool that promotes dialogue between you and your healthcare provider. It allows you to voice your concerns, ask questions, and establish your birthing preferences.
How can I create my birth plan?
That’s where we come in! Our free birth plan builder is here to support your journey. With a series of thoughtful questions, it’ll guide you in identifying and voicing your birth preferences.
What's unique about our birth plan?
Our birth plan builder provides a personalized and comprehensive plan. It takes into account your accommodations, birth preferences, and safety, ensuring a balance between your desires and the best practices in obstetrics.
What information does the birth plan include?
Your birth plan will include a range of considerations – from pain management choices and delivery room attendees to postnatal care aspects such as breastfeeding.
I’ve created my birth plan, now what?
Once your personalized birth plan is ready, it’s time to share it with your healthcare provider. But remember, this plan is a stepping stone for open dialogue and not a strict schedule. Embracing flexibility will ensure that you and your baby’s needs can be promptly and effectively addressed during labor and delivery.
Jackson Health System
The labor and delivery teams at Jackson Health System are ready to work with you and your family to create an environment that is comfortable and safe for you and your baby. We are honored to help you create your birth plan, and invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, tour any of our hospitals, and begin planning your ideal birthing experience.
Find A Pediatrician
An important part of preparing for the birth of your child is choosing a pediatrician. If you have not selected a pediatrician for your child, you can meet with one of our doctors by calling 305-585-PEDI (7334).