A birth plan is a simple list that tells your doctor, midwife and nurses about your preferences for your baby’s birth. Even if you don’t stick to your plan on the day, preparing a wish list for how you'd like things to go is good a way to think about different scenarios.
Your birth plan should include information about:
Once you've made a list of your preferences, share them with your care team, give a copy to your partner or the person who will be accompanying you at the birth, and keep a copy in your hospital bag.
Do be prepared to be flexible. Childbirth is unpredictable, and most professionals will try to honour your birth-plan requests – as long as they're safe at that moment for you and your baby.
A pacifier may help some babies, but others may show no interest.
Fortunately, even if your baby is diagnosed with colic, the issue usually subsides around three to four months. If your child is still experiencing colic beyond that point, call your pediatrician.
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