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Hi.

I'm documenting my journey to motherhood while sharing my favorites and tips along the way. I'm so glad you're here. 

our birth wishes

our birth wishes

Around thirty or so weeks my midwife asked me to prepare a birth plan. Our doulas also encouraged us to write a plan. The word "plan" in this circumstance makes me a little uneasy, honestly. Birth rarely goes as planned, and one cannot fail at birth. Therefor, I like to refer to my plan as more preference based. 

Since we are hoping and planning to deliver at our birth center I wrote up two plans: a detailed one for our center and a more simple, infographics style in the event of a transfer. While most birth center to hospital transfers are not emergent, I still wanted something easy and simple to follow as I'd be meeting a whole new care team. 

Our main birth plan includes some basic details: our names, the best way to reach/contact us, those who will be will us {my mom, best friend, photographer, and doula}, and our plans for after our daughter is born. I chose to focus on the things I do want to happen, not a laundry list of what I don't want. This has been something I've learned through our birth class, Hypnobabies. 

There are many templates out there, but I didn't like any of them so I made my own in Photoshop. I'm planning on printing a few of these and having them in sleeves. Our birth center and doulas already have copies :) 

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The infographic style plan came right from one of my favorite blogs, Mama Natural. You can find yours here


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my maternity boudoir session

my maternity boudoir session

31 & 32 week bump update

31 & 32 week bump update