Hospital Rejects Birth Plans - page 2
And a related photoshop contest, that I found funny: What do y'all think? I would personally be offended. I feel like this is telling patients, "Because we know it all, it is our way or the highway."... Read More
Dec 1, '09I saw a woman s birth plan once that was .... detailed ... well I am glad I didn't have to be involved. I think some times expectations are too high.
Dec 1, '09I wonder why.
I can totally relate to the birth plan.
Nurses laugh at many of those, some even typed up.
But the midwife? the doula?
Have to disagree. I think they are very important to birth.
That's way too medical for me and I wouldn't have my baby there.
The birth plan on the other hand...I love telling my family and friends those get thrown out the window when the baby is in distress.....
Dec 3, '09But a "baby in distress" is exactly why birth plans are written - not only to prevent distress, but to make sure it is diagnosed accurately. EFMs are notorious for inaccurately showing distress. Sometimes when a doppler is used or mom changes position, the distress suddenly disappears. Interventions are one cause of distress, and occasionally, real distress can be handled without surgery, ie, repositioning of fetal head in the pelvis, mom on left side or other position to get baby off cord, remove (or prevent) epidural which can cause low blood pressure, etc.