Month: September 2014

Going Back to Work After Baby

Check out the video above for Elaine's tips and tricks for going back to work after baby.

Links and resources we reference in the video:

Find Elaine at ThriveMomma.com. You can get her timeline for preparing to return to work by entering your name and email in the right sidebar.

CLICK HERE to get Elaine's Pump Bag Checklist and other resources for pumping at work.

Birth Plans

Basic birth plan: Have baby.

BOOM. Done. Right?

You don't need a birth plan, but many parents-to-be find the process of creating a plan helpful to discuss options and preferences for labor and delivery of their baby.

Some general tips:

  • Keep it to one page. It's more likely to be read.
  • Take it to your prenatal appointment so your desires can be put on file in case your practitioner cannot attend your birth.
  • Consider a visual plan if that resonates with you.

Example birth plans used by moms I know.

CLICK HERE to read a birth plan aimed at an unmedicated vaginal birth. It includes contingencies for Cesarean birth or if the baby is sick, too.

CLICK HERE to read a birth plan for a sexual abuse survivor. This is a great example of why a birth plan can be so important and empowering.

CLICK HERE for a birth plan for a scheduled Cesarean birth. Her baby was breech, but a belly birth doesn't mean you can't have a say in your experience.

Earth Mama Angel Baby also has a free birth plan checklist.

Or maybe Jeff and Jamie's birth plan is more your style. Sense of humor required. 😉