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On Writing the Birth Plan - Meet the Wildes
If you follow my Twitter, you’ll know that I struggled a fair bit with writing my birth plan. They can be daunting things, these ‘plans’ – how on earth do you plan for an event with the potential for so much to go wrong? Not to mention that with twins, my base ‘ideal’ – a home birth – was already more or less out of the question. My other concern was that if I outlined specific expectations and made them into a Big Deal, I would feel disappointed and inadequate if we had to deviate from them. When I started to substitute ‘preference’ for ‘plan’, I found that the words came easier. I couldn’t say, for example, that I plan never to have an epidural – but I do prefer not to be given one upon admission, as is routine for twin births. I can’t plan not to be monitored,…