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9 Things to Consider When Writing Your Hospital Birth Plan
Do you dream about heading into birth feeling calm and prepared, but you are not a calm person?
Are you an overthinker who is feeling overwhelmed by all the information on the internet about pregnancy, birth, and babies?
Maybe you feel like it’s impossible to know what to prioritize as you prepare for your new baby.
Hi. We should talk.
My name is Melanie Velez (pronouns: she/her) and I'm a New York mom who LOVES BIRTH. I am a passionate birthworker trained in educating and supporting new and seasoned parents in hospital births, home births, birth center births, and the postpartum period. My teaching approach and support style are warm, welcoming, and inclusive. ALL are welcome here.
I have three children, and three very different birth experiences: one emergency c-section, one unplanned VBAC, and one planned VBAC. Birth is WILDLY unpredictable.
Because birth is so unpredictable, I'm here with my birth services to make sure of three things:
that you're feeling calm, confident, and prepared for the birth you want (and the birth you didn't plan for)
that you face your birth with the empowerment to ask questions and to not just go with the flow - we want a healthy baby AND a healthy birth parent
that your postpartum period feels sacred, powerful, supported, and restorative
Birth is magical AND medical, and we should talk about it.