Should we have a birthing plan?

I read recently in an article called Labor Day in an issue of Babytalk that only 16 percent of women said their delivery was the way they’d dreamed it would be.  That means 84 percent of women experienced some form of disappointment.  That leaves me to believe that we can dream about the perfect birth but our labor and delivery experience is not always up to us.  It’s up to our uterus, our cervix, our baby, our doctor, our nurses…  So the question has to be asked, “Are we doing ourselves a disservice by creating birthing plans?”

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