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Your birth-plan checklist

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  • Would you rather give birth at home or in hospital?
  • Who do you want to have as your birthing partner?
  • How do you feel about the different kinds of pain relief?
  • Do you want to be encouraged to get about and be mobile throughout your labour?
  • Would you like to be encouraged to use a birthing pool?
  • Is there anything that you're particularly frightened of, such as needles, and would like to avoid?
  • Do you prefer to be cared for by women wherever possible?
  • Are you happy for a student to be with you during labour?
  • Does your partner want to be able to cut the cord?
  • Do you want to see the sex of your baby for yourselves rather than be told which you've got?
  • Do you want the baby put straight to the breast?
  • Would you like the placenta to be delivered naturally (physiological third stage)?
  • Do you have any particular religious or cultural needs?

Anne Richley, midwife.

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  1. 1. Planning the best birth for you
  1. 2. Your birth-plan checklist

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