Your Birth Plan
Giving birth is probably the most daunting prospect for any mother-to-be. Fear of the unknown is the most common issue pregnant mums have. To help combat this, we have put together this section to try and help you plan the birth of your child. There are a lot of important decisions you have to make before your birth date. Some are small, some are big and some can just be a mother's preference. This section is to help you work out what you need to plan before the big day as well as giving guidance on the decisions you have to make:
Where to Deliver Your Baby
Take a look at the choices you have on where to give birth to your child.
Planning a Home Birth
Learn whether you are eligible to give birth at home and what arrangements you need to make.
Your Birth Partner
A look at how to choose a birthing partner and the role they will play in your pregnancy.
Having an Assisted Birth
Learn everything about an assisted birth - what it is, why you might have it and how it works.
Look at how this can help you by preventing damage to your body during labour and speeding up your post-pregnancy recovery.
Writing Your Birth Plan
Your birth plan can be extremely important; find out what you may want to include here.
Your Hospital Bag
How to pack the perfect hospital bag to make sure you are prepared.
Planning a Water Birth
A look at why you might pick a water birth and find out what arrangements you need to make.
A full guide on what a caesarean section is and why you might elect to have it.
Using a Birthing Ball in Labour
Learn why your beloved birthing ball can continue to be extremely helpful during labour.
Vaginal Birth After C-Section
Learn why mothers elect to have a VBAC and why your doctor might advise differently.
Undergoing a C-Section
Discover what will happen to you during a caesarean and who will be there to help.
If you are still confused about certain decisions you can make for planning your birth we recommend that you get in touch with your GP or midwife. We have tried to cover the most common things you can plan for when preparing the birth of your newborn but if you feel that we have missed anything out please use our questions and answers section here or even ask on our Facebook page.