Women told Milli stories of intimate examinations they didn't give permission for, unwanted inductions and surgical interventions, and birth plans
that are followed to the letter are few and far between...
Twelve Certified Nurse Midwives deliver a majority of the vaginal births at Women & Babies.Obstetricians can manage high-risk and cesarean section births, in addition to vaginal births, and work with mothers to meet their preferred birth plan
"Many women I speak to say writing a caesarean birth plan
was one of the best things they did, and this includes women who never needed to use it," says Clare.
Prepare copies of the birth plan
to be shared to the hospital staff, family, and close friends so that everyone will be on the same page.
Mr Tweddle said: "There needs to be a clear birth plan
to deal with pregnant women leading up to delivery, during delivery and what happens after.
This change allowed researchers to use birth certificate data to assess more accurately maternal and neonatal outcomes by birth plan
* Birth plan
. It can state whether you want an epidural, who you want in the room with you, your ideal birthing environment, plans for breastfeeding, etc.
Finally there is a chapter on the creation of a birth plan
including what to consider if things do not go according to plan.
Overall, 62% had a birth plan
, 74% had adequate knowledge of danger signs, while 64% and 37% reported maternal and newborn complications respectively.
Choosing Cesarean: A Natural Birth Plan
considers the fact that cesarean delivery is often portrayed as an emergency procedure, not as a choice a woman and her physician may make for elective reasons, and it provides an argument that such perceptions of cesarean are misguided.
A birth plan
is a great way to become educated about all the available options in case you have to make some fast choices.