Birth Plan

A birth plan is a tool that can be used to communicate your hopes and desires for your upcoming birth to your health-care team.  A birth plan assists the health care team in understanding your preferences for labour, birth and the immediate postpartum time period. It provides an opportunity to:

  • discuss  pain management options during the pregnancy, and discourages a first discussion of these plans from happening in labour;
  • discuss options for labour and infant feeding;
  • clarify any misconceptions and promote realistic expectations;
  • encourage women to be active participants in their care (preferences are considered antenatally by patient and are documented and communicated);
  • offer a woman’s interdisciplinary team a communication tool to allow for ongoing discussion.

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