With Birth by Design, you can make the most of your birth experience by being well informed about all the choices that are available to you. Use this checklist as a reminder to talk with your doctor or midwife about options that may meet your specific and individual needs. Keep in mind, you may desire options that don't match your needs given your medical condition at the time of delivery. It's important to work with your doctor or midwife in advance to be well informed about how situations may be handled given your labor and delivery. Being informed about your options well in advance of your delivery can help make your experience the best it can be.
This list covers a range of topics for you to consider as they relate to your birth experience. This planning tool is not meant to endorse a particular practice, but is designed to help you be more informed about options and choices that may be available. Together with your doctor or midwife or their staff, check the options that are right for you.
Environment Within the Birthing Suite
Relaxation, Laboring, Coping Techniques
Care During Labor
Pain Management Approaches
If Baby Needs the Level II Special Care Nursery