what is a birth plan?

  1. hello everyone, I am a new member and also a high school nursing student and I was just curious about birthing plans. We just started the OB/Gyn rotation in school so I don't have the slightest clue to what a birth plan is. So please satisfy my curiosity,thanks.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    What do they say? a picture is worth a 1000 words, so here you are, from www.birthplan.com:

    http://birthplan.com/example.htm
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Simply stated, it's a clear communication to health care providers as to what a birthing family would like/not like for their individual birth experience. The above gives you a "shell" from which a birthing family may choose to devise a birth plan. It's a way for them to let us know how to best meet their needs and expectations during childbirth, but not an iron-clad contract. Hope this helps.
  5. by   Still Riding
    I am a new member and also a high school nursing student
    What is this?
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Are you doing a 1+1 program in high school or something? My hat is off to you, must be tough work. Welcome to allnurses.
  7. by   L&D~Is~For~Me
    The program that I am in is a two-year LPN program which starts your junior year of high school and ends the summer of your senior year. It is very difficult but it is a great experience. Upon graduating from the program, the students will receive a diploma and will be eligible to take the state boards.

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