Keep an Open Mind!
Babies rarely follow protocol when it comes to making their big entrances in the world, and many a best laid plan has had to be tossed aside in the midst of labour. By all means, set out your preferences for the perfect birth in the plan you write, but don't set your heart on things turning out a certain way. Knowledge is most definitely power when it comes to giving birth. So swat up on all the options available to you (in terms of pain relief, birthing tools and postions, etc) and make first, second and third choices. Then go into labour with a wide open mind, ready for any eventuality, knowing that whatever happens you and your baby will be well looked after.
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