I like the Hypnobirthing Hub birth plans for a few reasons:
- They show the women that they do have a choice in things. A lot of women still assume they have to do whatever they’re told.
- My experience is that if the woman states what she wants verbally it is easier for others to ignore it, or it gets lost in change of staff whereas if it’s written it’s given more respect.
- If a woman has ‘Hypnobirthing’ on her birth plan, there are a few of us here that are keen supporters and it results in the most appropriate midwife being able to care for that woman. (I know this doesn’t reflect well on midwives as far as giving woman centred care, but the woman benefits if she ends up with a midwife who will knows the Hypnobirthing Hub tools and supports her in the way she wants to birth).”