Wouldn't it be great if we knew what midwives put in their own birth plans? There's nobody we trust more.
After helping with hundreds of births, these in-the-know midwives have expert ideas when it came to their own labour. Take notes!
1) ‘I want to use my own distraction techniques in early labour’
Lorraine Berry, from Herefordshire, registered midwife, mum to George, nine, Toby, seven, Zac, four, Poppy, two, and Finley, 10 months, says: ‘I used my birth plan as a mind map of ideas for the whole of my labour. I planned distraction techniques to use in early labour: one was to make banana bread, so I had something to keep me occupied.’
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