My Birth Preferences
You can’t control every aspect of the labor and delivery process, particularly in the case of a high-risk pregnancy, but having a plan will allow you the opportunity to discuss with your obstetrician your preferences of how you’d like your baby’s birth to be handled. It will not only assist before you go into labor, it will also communicate your wishes to other members of the team such as your labor-and-delivery nurse and your midwife, while you’re in active labor.
Birth Preferences Checklist
Take some time and write your responses to the questions in the following form. Then print out a copy to use as discussion with your healthcare provider at your pre-natal appointment.
Please understand that this form reflects your ideas/suggestions only, and that medical necessity may override your preferences in order to best care for you and your baby.