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Have a birth plan? Stay flexible

Childbirth can be wonderful, but it can also be difficult and tiring. Planning some things ahead of time can make the experience easier, but of course, things don’t always go according to plan, birth or otherwise.

In addition to our video, you might want to check out this great feature from the New York Times, Well Illustrated: Childbirth, by Jessica Zucker, a Los Angeles-based psychologist specializing in women’s health, and Ryan Alexander-Tanner, a Portland-based cartoonist and educator. The panels below are just a sample of this very helpful, comforting piece. Give the full feature a look.

Birth Plan Illustration - New York Times


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