birth plan

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Thursday that they are keeping things "private."
I tell myself that I wasn’t a medical professional, and there was no reasonable way to know I was in labor until it was too late.
An expectant father knows he desperately needs a thorough plan to avoid blacking out from the pressure to act like everything is completely normal and going great. Here are 10 suggestions for such a secret birth plan for dads.
1. I wanted to have an idea of what to expect: Ultimately, I knew that nothing involved with pregnancy, birth, or anything
It was a very long night. The staff tried their best to induce labor naturally.  I respected their efforts, but there is nothing natural about being poked and prodded in the most intimate places by one stranger after the next. 
Tears began streaming down my face as I quickly grieved the birth plan I was giving up. The birth plan -- that, up until that point -- had been incredibly flexible.
I may not have gotten the birth of my dreams, but I did get the life of my dreams: one filled with excitement, joy, and more love than I ever imagined possible.
My number one piece of advice is simply this: be as informed as possible. Regardless of what kind of birthing experience you think you want, your best birth will always be an informed one. Here are a few things to consider before the big day arrives.
The important thing here is to know that you need to collaborate with your provider. You need to know what you want and under what circumstances you can safely achieve those goals.
In case a C-section is in your cards... here's what I wish I knew in advance.
You may have a birth plan, or you may not. But birth has a plan for you: once your child is born, you will see yourself as a mother. And realize you've never been so beautiful.
Even though I gave birth in a hospital, I was also committed to having a natural birth. I am very grateful for my experience, and for all those who supported my effort. Here are some tips to have the natural birth you want -- regardless of being in a geodesic dome made from yack saliva.
Ten days ago, our SON kicked his way into this world and showed me that loving two children was not a challenge, but a gift.
My guess is that she kept calm and carried on! However if you're pregnant and don't have a royal entourage of doulas, assistants, nannies, the heir to the throne of the British Empire at your side, you may need to pull together a birth plan.
It's easy to be calm when you're pregnant with Baby #1. You don't know what you don't know, and all. But we all know how well that turned out.