Birth Principles, Better than a Birth Plan

Today we are going to go beyond the birth plan to talk about birth principles. Although a well-crafted birth plan can be a powerful tool, more often than not their formulaic, and outcome-focused nature can give a false illusion of control, and elicit eye rolls from jaded caregivers. The truth is, your efforts may be better spent on first crafting your own set of birth principles. Jessie Harrold explains why. Check it out!


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About Jessie Harrold

Jessie Harrold is a DONA certified doula and life coach. She holds degrees in Neuroscience and Health Promotion, and has trained as a Breastfeeding Educator and Sacred Pregnancy Instructor. Jessie’s experiences, loves and offerings are wildly diverse. The thread that weaves all of her work together is her unwavering commitment to help women + mothers connect to themselves, their power and their sovereignty.

Jessie offers two mentorship programs (unEARTH and motherSHIFT), reWILD Wilderness Quests, Sacred Pregnancy Retreats, and birth doula services. She has also published her first book, Project Body Love.

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