[BLOG] . . . A birth plan is a way for you to communicate your wishes to those who care for you in labor. It tells them about the type of labor and birth you'd like to have, what you want to happen, and what you want to avoid. It can include positions for labor and birth, instructions to relay to your partner, what kind of pain relief you'd like to use, any equipment you would like to use, and any other special needs or requests you have.