The Power of the Written Birth Plan
The birth plan. Yes, it's kind of an oxymoron in that it's not truly possible to plan birth, as it's an unpredictable event. However, we plan everything else in life and know that life may throw us curveballs. We plan road trips and know that we may hit traffic, hit a detour, get a flat tire, need to stop for a meal, etc. But we still make the plan.
Yes, there are nurses and care providers that say that having a birth plan just funnels you into a Cesarean. Well, maybe those folks shouldn't be your care providers and maybe they should get out of the birth biz entirely? Ultimately, flexibility is important, yes. But having a plan is important, too.
Here's an article that might help you put one together...click on it for the pdf version.