Archive for July 2016

Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom

Written by: Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D.   When a laboring mom arrives at the hospital with a birth plan, nurses often roll their eyes and smirk, especially if it is a check-off-the-boxes and fill-in-the-blanks birth plan off a web site.  Why?  Because 80-90% of moms on the unit where I work arrive with a plan for natural…

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