Why Use a Birth Plan?

A birth plan or a list of your birth preferences can help the staff at the birthing facility be able to meet your individual needs.  It also allows you to discover and communicate aspects that are important to you.   A birth plan shows two simple but powerful truths...

AROM

Stands for “artificial rupture of membranes.” This means that the bag of waters is released on purpose by your doctor or midwife. It is done with an amniohook and does not hurt at all as the amniotic sac does not contain nerves. Reasons for doing this may be to...

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