Throughout your pregnancy, your midwife will provide encouragement, information and support to help you create your unique pregnancy plan, which covers your pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Your primary midwife will discuss your care plan with you.
An important part of that planning is creating a plan for the birth of your baby. A birth plan is a way for you to discuss and document your individual preferences for labour and birth. It can be helpful to involve your birth partner or supporter when writing your birth plan.
There is a section in your electronic notes to document your birth plan. Once this is completed please discuss with your primary midwife.
For useful information and what to include in your birth plan visit Ready Steady Baby.
You may also choose to write your own birth plan on paper which following discussion with your primary midwife can be scanned into your electronic notes.
Your plans may change as your pregnancy progresses; this may be due to a change in your preferences or related to the wellbeing of you and your baby.
Please note we do not stock all brands of formula milk. If you require more information speak to your midwife.
- Alongside Midwifery unit
- Labour ward
- Home birth
You can view and print a leaflet with more information on your options for birth at NHS Forth Valley here
Your primary Midwife will discuss your options with you during your pregnancy.