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Creating a Birth Plan

Pregnancy | Birth | Postpartum

Creating a flexible birth plan—one that allows for both your dream and worst-case scenarios—is key to having an empowered birth.

Registered nurse and doula Ebony Harvey will talk to you about how you’ll create your birth plan, what birth preferences you may want to consider adding to the list, and more.

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About Overdue

Overdue is a pregnancy and postpartum resource for Black moms- and parents-to-be. Presented by mater mea and Un-ruly in partnership with Gerber, the platform was created in response to the Black maternal mortality crisis. Black women are three times more likely to die than white women during pregnancy or childbirth. At the same time studies have shown that doula-assisted mothers are more likely to have positive birthing outcomes.

Overdue is a way to bring the informational support doulas provide to as many Black expectant parents as possible.

Continue your journey with Ebony

The following content is for informational and educational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained in this video is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals. Nothing in the content or products should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always talk to your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs. The author(s) of these materials have made considerable effort to ensure that the information is accurate, up to date, and easy to understand. We accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any regimen detailed in this video. 
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