Having a baby? Then it’s time to set up birth plan


Having a baby? Then it’s time to set up birth plan

by: Laura Barbour, Japan Birth Resource Network The Birth Education Center of Okinawa | .
published: January 20, 2016

Are you ready to start planning for your baby’s birth by building a birth plan? A birth plan is a written statement sharing your personal labor preferences with your medical team.

Japan Birth Resource Network’s first birth talk of the year will be held Saturday, January 23 at 1030 at Okinawa Kadena USO large meeting hall. This birth talk will discuss some of the in’s and out’s of when it comes to planning for your birth, having a baby at the base hospital and utilizing your birth plan. It will also include information pertaining to VBAC’s (vaginal birth after cesarean) and cesarean birth preparation.

What: Building a Birth Plan. This free event will be held, Saturday, January 23 at 10:30am at the USO. Moms and partners welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Japan Birth Resource Network provides evidence based information and mother friendly support throughout Okinawa and Japan. To learn more visit:

Birth Education Center of Okinawa’s, Schedule for January 21 - 28:
Monday, January 25
- Breastfeeding 101

Tuesday, January 26
- Cloth Diapering 101

Ongoing: Lactation consultations, complimentary therapy for labor, infant massage, and childbirth classes.