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Are birth plans necessary?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Most women do not create a birth plan.
Millions of women have given birth successfully since the beginning of humanity without having a birth plan. For some creating a birth plan provides comfort and sense of control over what can be a scary time. Do not feel pressured to create one if you do not want to.

In brief: No
Most women do not create a birth plan.
Millions of women have given birth successfully since the beginning of humanity without having a birth plan. For some creating a birth plan provides comfort and sense of control over what can be a scary time. Do not feel pressured to create one if you do not want to.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
The most important thing to do is discuss with your doctor early about what you want and need during the delivery.
That way you will have a better idea about what is feasible and safe for you and the baby. Please remember that things don't always go according to plan! sometimes emergencies arise and your doctor needs to do the best thing for you and your baby based on her experience and training.

In brief: Not exactly
The most important thing to do is discuss with your doctor early about what you want and need during the delivery.
That way you will have a better idea about what is feasible and safe for you and the baby. Please remember that things don't always go according to plan! sometimes emergencies arise and your doctor needs to do the best thing for you and your baby based on her experience and training.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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