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The Complete Checklist: How to Prepare Everything for the Hospital, Labor, & Delivery

The Complete Checklist: How to Prepare Everything for the Hospital, Labor, & Delivery

the birth of your baby (and mine too) is a kina scary time...

I mean don’t get me wrong…beautiful and amazing, and pretty much all you’ve ever dreamed about your whole life (if you’re me anyway) but it’s also a time of great insecurity and fear!

Especially if it’s your first time.

That’s why I’ve created this super-blog-post which is going to walk you through the 13 essential steps you can take to prepare yourself for your trip to the hospital & the birth!

Plus sprinkled throughout I’ll be linking some articles that go deeper into each of these subjects, in case there is a subject you’d potentially like to read more about!

Let’s get started :D.

How to Create a Birth Plan Step-by-Step

How to Create a Birth Plan Step-by-Step

my original stance was to be like those little monkeys...

You know…see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil….

In other words to just kind of go with the flow at my birth!

But then I started doing some research…and the magical world of episiotomies, fundal pressure, and forceps appeared in front of me.

I was shocked honestly…nobody really warns you about these things and they don’t seem to be that widely known outside of the mommy world.

So I did some research and watched a million birth stories…only to come to the conclusion that it probably wouldn’t hurt to have a birth plan after all.

So, like I do with everything else in my life, I dove in head-first.

The following is a compilation of the crazy amounts of research I did reading through first-hand accounts of moms who recently gave birth + hospitals + labor & nurse delivery recommendations!!

All pieced together for your viewing pleasure :D

Enjoy!

Why Daddy Needs to Make a Birth Plan too & How to do it

Why Daddy Needs to Make a Birth Plan too & How to do it

during my hours and hours of research, I came across this amazing youtube video

It’s of an awesome midwife who’s been delivering babies for many, many years (I’m putting the video in below for you).

She talks about A LOT of stuff…

But one of the main takeaways for me was that we need to be more understanding of a dad’s role in the delivery room.

I mean to old way to look at things was dad pacing outside the door waiting to light his cigar.

But times have certainly changed.

And the role of daddy has certianly changed! So let’s get with the times and discuss how to empower our partners during the birth process.