Health Tip: Getting Ready for Childbirth11/17/11
(HealthDay News) -- Creating a birth plan means making a list of
your preferences for labor and delivery.
The American Academy of Pediatricians says birth-planning should
include your preferences about:
- Whether someone calls the doctor's office when you go into
labor, or do you simply head for the hospital?
- Transportation to the hospital.
- Where you'll deliver, who will be present and who you would
like to deliver your baby.
- Your preferences for position during labor, and pain management
- Your preferences if unexpected circumstances arise, including
the possibility of cesarean section.
- In the event that you deliver early, does the facility have the
resources to care for a premature baby?
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