Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How to make a birth plan

Notice I didn't say write a birth plan! Why? Labor Nurse has a great post up about why writing your birth plan for hospital staff should be the last step in getting your needs met. It's a long and very comprehensive post about what questions to ask your care provider and on a hospital tour, why choosing the right provider and birthplace is so important, and what parts of your birth plan you should negotiate with your provider before ever walking through the hospital door. All this ultimately informs what you need to write down for hospital staff - and it's probably going to be a lot more user-friendly and helpful than some stock plan you print off the internet.

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