However, there is a downside to those lovely birth plans. Sometimes birth plans can be really long. Since it is the medical care provider's job to keep mom and baby healthy, and often they are caring for multiple families, a one or two page written birth plan can get put on the back burner, or is just quickly glanced over. It's not that care providers don't want to honor these birth wishes, it's just that they're busy.
After you've spent all that time on your birth preference, you want it to be noticed so that your preferences are honored, right? So what's a momma to do?
TA-DA! The VISUAL birth plan! A solution created by Mitten Made Doulas. These are awesome, REALLY awesome, and every one of our doula clients receives one! Our custom visual birth plan not only allows your plan to be read with ease, and your preferences honored, the staff will be impressed with your fancy schmancy plan too! You want your care providers to remember your preferences, and this is the way to go! We have had the opportunity to utilize the visual birth plan with quite a few clients and they stick like glue to the nurses hands, and the staff compliments our clients on them constantly.
Best birth plan I have seen yet! - Becky, RN in L&D at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit
You can bring your typed in times new roman, black and white, bulleted birth plan to the hospital, or you can get your plan noticed and make it POP! What will you choose?