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Do I seriously have to create a birth plan to give my doctor?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No, you do not.

Talk to your doctor. Most do not require a birth plan, but will be happy to answer your questions about childbirth.
Childbirth classes are a good idea to take. Check with your hospital. A highly detailed birth plan may result in disappointment, since neither the doctor nor the patient has control over what events may transpire during childbirth, only their response to them.

In brief: No, you do not.

Talk to your doctor. Most do not require a birth plan, but will be happy to answer your questions about childbirth.
Childbirth classes are a good idea to take. Check with your hospital. A highly detailed birth plan may result in disappointment, since neither the doctor nor the patient has control over what events may transpire during childbirth, only their response to them.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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