Printable Birth Plan Document:
20-30 Weeks Birth Plan (click to view, edit and print)
Things to Know:
- Because this plan covers different medically assisted birth methods, specifics to particular birth methods will be noted.
- This plan is appropriate for pregnancies about 20 weeks to about 30 weeks.
- Learn more birth education, and what to expect during labor, here.
- Please visit our link on general postpartum health (your emotional and physical health after delivery).
- Check out our listing of local professionals and volunteers willing to support you through the process
- Learn about the special way to give a stillborn baby a bath.
- consider hand or feet molds of your baby
- consider inkless prints: fingerprints/handprints/footprints of your baby
- Your body may produce breastmilk after the birth of your baby. Please learn about post loss lactation. This link discusses breastmilk donation in particular.
- If your state doesn’t offer a birth certificate for stillbirth, consider printing off our unofficial birth certificate (found at the Farewell Celebrations link).
- Consider special farewell words or music.
- Also include a personalized farewell celebration.
- Ask for your ultrasound photos, or visit a local Crisis Pregnancy Center that performs ultrasounds, and ask if you can have one last photo of your baby.
- If your baby still has a heartbeat, consider using your cell phone or other recordable device, and record the doppler’s sounds of your baby’s heartbeat. You can then add this to a Build-A-Bear as a momento.
- Sufficient Grace Ministries offers very small infant outfits (under the shop category)
- More momento and special ideas are listed in the birth plan.
How far along are you? Click to see the last developments of your baby: