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birth plan

Written specifications for the management of labor, delivery, and recovery as desired by the expectant mother or couple and approved by the physician or midwife. Components usually include pain management techniques and comfort during labor; medications that may be used; family participation and other maternal supporters; methods that may be employed for anesthesia, delivery and monitoring; and early care of the newborn.
See: Lamaze method; Leboyer method
See also: plan
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the Kent Practice And maternity staff have mixed reactions to their requests - while six out of 10 mums felt well supported in making their birth plans, one in five found it difficult to get the type of birth they wanted, and nearly half said the availability of birthing options depended on factors such as time of day or staffing levels.
Making a birth plan is excellent practice for your life after the baby is born.
In order to enforce such an intrusive, ambitious, and intensive birth plan, the Chinese government has had to become deeply involved in the lives of its citizens, often to the point of committing human rights abuses.
Doctors issued a warning when Minogue's home birth plan surfaced saying that it increased the danger for both mother and baby.
Several women based their views concerning birth plans on the experiences of family and friends.
The birth plan helps moms think about, what if you don't have the 'normal' labor.
The birth plan that was carefully compiled due to the encouragement of the childbirth educator was totally ignored in some of the cases and the staff was very negative towards it: ".
Fear itself can make pain worse, so knowing what your birth plan is should help.
With the help of Rignell and another doula, Carrie Bennett, Philavanh arrived at Sacred Heart Medical Center with a birth plan that set out her wishes for a medication-free labor and birth, with music, aromatherapy and a jacuzzi soak.
Hospitals now have birthing rooms with hot tubs and dim lights and accept the help of doulas to support the mother in having her ideal birth plan.
G has developed a five-page birth plan that stresses her desire for a natural birth process and refuses, among other things, pain medication, fetal monitoring, episiotomy, and either forceps or vacuum delivery.
My Pregnancy CaPL includes a host of tools ranging from a birth plan creator to a contraction timer.