Birth Plan & Postpartum Plan



We encourage our clients to develop a Birth Plan- basically just a list of the things you absolutely DO and absolutely DON’T want for your labor, birth and immediate postpartum. Here are a few things you might want to think about:



Water birth

Friends & Family

Photography/ Video


Who will catch baby?

Who will cut the cord?

Eye Ointment

Vitamin K

GBS-positive plan

Who will care for my other children?

Any other needs, requests or concerns


Is there any religious or cultural consideration we should know about?

What are your goals for your birth? Is there anything you definitely DON’T want?


Usually clients and midwives are on the same page, so we are not likely to disagree about many aspects of your birth plan.


We feel that clients should spend just as much (or more!) time and energy on their Postpartum Plan. You had a baby! Great! Now what? Here are a few things to consider:


  • Who will take care of any housework, meal preparation and childcare for older children for the first 1- 2 weeks (you will be on bedrest for 3-5 days, and limited activity for the first 2 weeks)?

  • Do you have a pediatrician/ family practice physician? We recommend having at least an idea of who you will call if we recommend you take your newborn to a doctor.


Having a postpartum plan in place can help you feel more supported in the first few weeks after the birth.

Just as a woman's heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.


                                       ~ Virginia Di Orio



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Grapevine Birthing Center | a wellness collective

409 W. Wall St.

Grapevine, TX 76051

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