If you choose to have a birth plan:
Some people choose to have a birth plan. They see it as an opportunity to write down any thoughts or wishes they have about their labour and /or stay in hospital.
It is very important that you discuss your plan with your obstetrician and midwifery staff. This will give us an opportunity to let you know what we have available to meet your wishes and what is safe and practical according to your individual circumstances.
You will need to be flexible and be prepared to do things differently if complications arise for you or your baby. Childbirth is not always "normal" and intervention may be required under certain circumstances.
If intervention is required your obstetrician/midwife will explain why the intervention is necessary and the associated risks and benefits of the intervention.
If you have any questions in relation to this information please do not hesitate to contact your obstetrician and the maternity unit you have chosen to have your baby.
Monitoring your baby when you are in labour
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