Don’t Make a Birth Plan

dont make a birth plan

You read that title correctly. In our experience we see that doctors don’t love when their patients come in with birth plans. This tends to make them think that you have rigid ideas about your birth and it might get in the way of their medical care. We do however suggest that you make a list of your birth preferences. Preferences make clear what you are hoping to have happen but also sets the tone of flexibility. Doctors love when they can work together with their patients to keep both mom & baby safe while also making preferences happen whenever possible. Read more

What to do in Early Labour

Spending some time in a warm bath during early labour is one of the first suggestions for our birth clients.

Early labour or what is sometimes termed “false labour‘ can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster for expectant parents. It is a time where many are unsure of what to do and when to head into the hospital. In Toronto, many childbirth classes say to go to the hospital when the contractions are 5 minutes apart lasting a minute for at least an hour. Others say 5 minutes apart, lasting a minute for 2 hours or 4 minutes apart for a minute lasting an hour. These guidelines can be described as the 5:1:1, 5:1:2 or 4:1:1 Rule for determining when it is time to contact your medical care provider.

Confused yet?

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