Sue here, Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer at The Baby Academy. As a midwife, a common question from moms-to-be is, “What should I include in my birth plan?”
Well, good news, I’ve put together a checklist for you!
Before you dive in, it’s important to note that a birth plan is not a binding agreement. Rather, it is a tool for open communication and informed decision-making between you and your healthcare team.
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Midwife and Childbirth Class Instructor
Ellie has over 10 years of experience as a midwife including prenatal, labor, postnatal care and education. She has worked extensively with young parents delivering all aspects of midwifery with the caseload model of care and the Family Nurse Partnership programme. Her main passion lies in empowering women to be confident in their ability to grow and care for their babies. Ellie currently works with vulnerable families in a large teaching hospital.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Registered Nurse
Lizzie is an experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and has been a qualified Nurse-Midwife for over a decade. She has worked since 2008 in numerous roles as a Nurse, Midwife, Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife and Specialist Public Health Nurse. All of which adds to her being able to offer holistic and in-depth breastfeeding support. Lizzie’s main role at the moment is being a mom to her two gorgeous children. Lizzie cares deeply about giving families compassionate care, practical support and comprehensive information to support families in their individual breastfeeding journey.