"It really depends on the person, their level of angst, their level of desire to know," Greves said.
She offers the analogy of how different people approach flying. "Some people just want to pay for the ticket and not think about how the plane is flown and how their luggage is getting from one place to the next—they just trust the system. Other people want to know everything about how it works."
If you are someone who finds comfort in knowledge and control, then researching and writing a birth plan can be extremely helpful.
It's also a chance to discuss all the details of labor and delivery with your doctor, before those things are happening. In researching different suggestions and methods for creating a birth plan, parents often discover questions they wouldn't have thought to ask otherwise.