A Birth Plan. One of my top reasons for birthing at home: A woman in labor should NOT have to worry about anyone but herself. Should not have to tell "caregivers" to back off. Should not have to "enforce" her birth plan.
Babies need at least 39 weeks to grow. Elective delivery prior to 39 weeks increases the mom's risk of postpartum depression, stronger and more frequent contractions, and the need for a cesarean delivery.
Really helps moms see what the concept of laboring out of the bed looks like. Too bad bed labor is what we see constantly on tv as the norm. It's not normal! Get out of bed and try some of these labor positions you'll be glad you did!