Birth Planning Consultations
A birth planning consultant is a healthcare professional who specializes in helping pregnant people develop and implement their birth plans. They can provide education and support on a variety of topics, including:
- Different birth options and settings
- Pain management techniques
- Medical interventions and procedures
- Communication with your care team
- Advocating for yourself during labor and delivery
- Postpartum care and recovery
Birth planning consultants can also work with pregnant people who have specific medical needs or concerns. For example, they may help people who are planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or who have a history of pregnancy complications.
Birth planning consultants typically have a background in nursing, midwifery, or other healthcare professions. Some may also have additional training or certification in birth planning.
If you are considering working with a birth planning consultant, it is important to find someone who is qualified and experienced. You should also feel comfortable with their approach and personality.
Here are some questions you can ask a potential birth planning consultant:
- What are your qualifications and experience?
- What is your approach to birth planning?
- How will you work with me and my partner to develop a birth plan?
- What kind of support will you provide during labor and delivery?
- What is your fee?
You can also ask your obstetrician or midwife for recommendations for birth planning consultants in your area.
It is important to note that birth planning consultants are not doctors or nurses. They cannot provide medical advice or care. However, they can be a valuable resource for pregnant people who want to make informed decisions about their birth experience.
Birthkeepers that provide this service
Hypnobirthing and antenatal classes online & in person in Kent providing evidence based education to empower you to have the most positive birth possible, whether that's a natural home birth or a caesarean (or anything in between!). Classes are hosted by Erin, a passionate birth keeper with three children of her own.See profile
Hello lovely one, I'm Nat. I am a devoted birth and postnatal doula, passionate about supporting birthing people to be informed and empowered during their journey through pregnancy and beyond. I am blessed to be a birth worker that had the support of a doula during my own pregnancy and birth. This experience is partly what drives my passion for working with birthing people. I wish for all new parents to have the opportunity to be nurtured and supported to make informed choices during this time.See profile