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Do I need to create a birth plan?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not specifically

It is important that you & dad discuss many issues about the process & be ready to help the delivery team help you.
Things like who will be present at the delivery, whether you want to go natural or have an epidural, etc. All should be discussed beforehand. The l&d crew will be following protocols meant to assure safety for you & baby. Since they do it every day, they can help you have a good experian.

In brief: Not specifically

It is important that you & dad discuss many issues about the process & be ready to help the delivery team help you.
Things like who will be present at the delivery, whether you want to go natural or have an epidural, etc. All should be discussed beforehand. The l&d crew will be following protocols meant to assure safety for you & baby. Since they do it every day, they can help you have a good experian.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A birth plan is helpful by simply having you and your partner discuss choices before the big day: are you interested in natural childbirth? If you want or need medication in labor, what choices are there? Do you want the flexibility to do things like walk in early labor? A birth plan is more about knowledge, and not about a written piece of paper. Be sure to communicate openly with your l&d nurse!

In brief: Yes

A birth plan is helpful by simply having you and your partner discuss choices before the big day: are you interested in natural childbirth? If you want or need medication in labor, what choices are there? Do you want the flexibility to do things like walk in early labor? A birth plan is more about knowledge, and not about a written piece of paper. Be sure to communicate openly with your l&d nurse!
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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