Half Title Page.
About the Authors.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
2: Labor and Birth Plan Basics.
3: Creating a Birth Plan: What It's All About.
4: The Ins and Outs of Labor and Delivery.
5: Choosing Your Birth Team, Birth Place, and Guests.
6: OB-GYN, Family Practitioners, Midwives, Oh My!.
7: Leaving Home for a Hospital or Birth Center.
8: Home Sweet Home Birth.
9: Including Family and Friends in Your Birth Plan.
10: Planning Childbirth Options for a Normal Birth.
11: Getting an Education.
12: Natural Methods for Soothing Your Mind and Body.
13: Movement and Positions for Labor and Birth.
14: Nourishing Your Laboring Body.
15: Knowing Your Options for Interventions and Medications.
16: Ouch! It Hurts! Medications for Pain.
17: Tuning In: Monitoring Labor and the Baby.
18: Helping the Baby Out: Interventions for Vaginal Birth.
19: Cesarean Section: Yes, You Have Options.
20: It's All about the Baby.
21: Welcoming Your Baby to the World.
22: Making Decisions about Shots, Drops, Snips, and Newborn Tests.
23: Nourishing Your Baby.
24: Putting Your Plan in Writing and into Action.
25: Writing Your Birth Plan.
26: Advocating for Your Plan and Working with Your Team.
27: Allowing for Flexibility in Your Birth Plan and Recovery.
28: The Part of Tens.
29: Ten Tips for Creating a Workable Birth Plan.
30: Ten Ways to Preserve Birth Memories.