Labour and Delivery, as well as Postnatal care, is very raw, intimate, and personal. There are many options when it comes to the nitty gritty of child bearing and I took it upon myself to really research my options before having my Children. I am sharing some details of my birth plan, as well as my post natal plan, with some research to back my own personal choices. It is VERY important that you research for yourself and make your own informed choices with your own health care provider. These are decisions I made under the care of my own Midwives and they were made based on the level of health experienced by myself and my babies in utero. Always consult with your health care provider when making health decisions for you and your family. This post is intended to showcase the many options available to Women during this time of life and to empower you to look into them for yourself.
My choices were based on a holistic view of health care and were chosen after very careful research. Everyone’s bodies and circumstances are different. I also write this from the perspective of living in Canada according to the medical options and processes available to us here. Some of these options may not apply to everyone and their area, or may require private funding, etc.
Childbearing and Motherhood in general come with so many different options and discussing these options can sometimes feel polarizing. It is important that we do so without judgement towards each other. This post is simply an account of my own choices and research but in no way reflects my opinion of others’ choices or circumstances. Your body, your birth, and your choices for your children are YOURS and yours alone. I wrote this to provide a starting place for research and bring awareness to a variety of options, and did so under a holistic lens. This blog is written intentionally for those who choose to adopt a more holistic approach to Birth. My options are not everyone’s options and my hope is that this post comes off as respectful and to be used as a tool to further your own research. After having two children naturally, here is my Birth and Postpartum plan.
* Disclaimer: This post is not intended as medical advice. Please continue to seek advice from/and make decisions with your primary health care provider. *