timing of newborn care (bathing, weighing, infant exam, vitamin K, hepB, heel stick, fingerprinting, hearing screening etc.)
breastfeeding, artificial nipples or formula supplements
separation from infant
*Birth plans are a great way to prioritize your goals for your birth and to communicate those goals with your health care provider. Talking over your birth plan with your birth attendant ahead of time allows you to build confidence and trust in your birth team and demonstrates that you want to be an active participant in your labor and birth. Copies of your finalized birth plan should go to your midwife or doctor, and your doula. It is also a good idea to bring a copy with you to your birth center or hospital to share with the staff.