HOW MANY OF YOU HATE BIRTH PLANS?
I asked this to a room full of doctors I was presenting to. Only a few raised their hands, timidly. “Well, I hate birth plans!” I said. The room sighed and the number of hands up multiplied.
But I’m a doula! How can I hate birth plans? Well, because we don’t get to plan birth like we can plan a vacation or a wedding or a work schedule. We don’t get the same kind of control. Typically, Birth Plans seem to bring with them an air of rigidity, inflexibility, and a combative tone.