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Let's talk birth plans!


Birth plans are created to let your birthing wishes and desires be known to your team. This way, when an expecting person is laboring, there aren’t questions about what that person is wishing or wanting. For instance, if it is known that you don’t wish to have a certain medication such as a sleep aid available, this would be on your birth plan: “do not offer me sleep aids” and this question shouldn’t be brought up.

“Natural” unmedicated birth, medicated birth, hospital birth, birth center birth, home birth, and cesarean or surgical birth are all BIRTHS. They can have a plan. While birth is unpredictable and the unexpected can and usually arises, it is still helpful to be prepared as best you can.



What do you include in a birth plan?
Requests for Labor, Requests for Baby, Requests for Surgery, Requests for Postpartum, perhaps Requests for Transfer (if out of hospital or baby is transferring)


Start by writing out your birth team: partner, doula, birth photogr…
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MOM plus ME

​​​​​​​MOM plus ME, LLC A new resource for families with little ones!In-home postpartum rehabilitation and recovery for moms and their families.
Meet Jenica Domanico, OTR/L  Owner of MOM plus Me





Jenica is a licensed and registered occupational therapist with a vision to work in the postpartum world and change the standard of care for moms post birth.  She hopes to use her knowledge of mental and physical recovery in her relationship with the moms she treats to help them have their ideal recovery from becoming a mom.
Hello Mama!
Thank you for checking out MOM plus ME! You are doing an amazing thing for yourself and your family by finding ways to support yourself as a mom who has wants and needs.  A happy mom makes for happy children and a happy family.
Take a breath right here.  You are doing it!
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