I don't have a birth plan, and didn't use one at all last time. Truthfully, as I'm having another homebirth, I don't feel like I need one as long as everything goes well, which I tend to assume it will. But what I will have this time is a more defined plan for transfer if something does go wrong, and what to do if my midwife doesn't arrive in time. (She lives almost 2 hours away, her office is 1 hour away. My husband would have us go to the hospital in that case, I'd rather do it ourselves. We have to work that out.) And we have to agree on circumcision in case it's a boy. My husband is for it, I'm against. I know it's not part of birth, and we have time to decide after if it is a boy, so I'm not so focused on that at this point.
As for a smooth labor and delivery, last time, I just relaxed and did what felt right, and it was perfect. At home, I can do whatever I want. No staff to inform of my preferences, no policies to worry about. My midwife will give me a list of supplies, and I'll have my essential oils on hand, and just go with it. Let it happen. Last time, I watched a funny movie and cooked pasta for lunch during early labor, took showers, leaned on things and swayed my hips and hummed during contractions, and had a lovely labor! My midwife always waits to cut the cord until it stops pulsing, baby on mama's chest, let's the placenta come when it's ready, has mama take a bath with baby, has daddy help weigh and measure...all the good stuff. I'm planning to have my placenta encapsulated this time, which is different. I need to set that up and then remember to call her to pick it up. Last time I used a doula, but this time I'm planning to have a (natural birthing) friend be here. I've talked to two friends, and depending on availability on the day, have one of them.
I think our oldest (5 year old girl) wants to be here for the birth, so I suppose I need a plan for that, in case it's too much for her. Maybe my mom in the living room?