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Do I need a birthplan?

No! But a birthplan can be a powerful tool, it just needs to be realistic. Don’t actually expect to use a birthplan to plan or control because… it’s a way to communicate what matters to you it’s being included and informed it’s saying what your preferences are it’s saying what support you might need How to use a birthplan Writing a birthplan can help you to discuss, prepare and think about the birth of your baby, so you have the practical knowledge you need to be better informed for all births, not just your ideal birth. Include your partner so they are included and know more about how they can help and what you might need. You could also think of a birthplan as birth preferences, birth strategies or birth wishes. Or even as a letter to your midwife to say what could be useful for you, what matters to you and what you might need support with. Working with parents since 2002 Say hello…Instagram | Facebook Group | Linkedin

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What are the hospital bag essentials?

Your hospital bag essentials are about having a few things to hand to help you feel more comfortable for labour, birth and when your baby is here. Whether you are planning to have your baby at home or in hospital, it can be useful to have a few essentials organised in case you need them. It can seem like you are taking a lot in to hospital but some of it can stay in the car and it may be better to take more so it’s there if you need it. If you are planning a home birth, it can still be useful to pack a birth bag of useful items – this means they are easy to find when you need them and you still have the things you need if you should transfer to hospital. Here’s a few ideas for your hospital bag essentials… For your baby… • Nappies, cotton wool, wipes• Formula and bottles if you are planning to formula feed or you want it as a back-up – the ready-made bottled …