I'm all about re-wording and re-phrasing things. So as soon as I see a 'birth plan', I see it as an opportunity to begin my patient teaching. I change the title of their birth plan to "birth preferences" and take it from there. It's important for a couple who has (*gasp*) actually done a bit of researching on the subject of birth to feel like you are on their team. While I get that the point of this post is laugh at the ridiculous requests and 'plans' that we as RN's have received, I have to say, there are a TON of RN's out there that only know birth according to a hospital template. We need to be more flexible as nurses when it comes to birth...just saying!