Make a Birth Plan

Armed with enough facts, a woman can discuss her hopes with her physician to make sure there’s agreement on how labor might take place. Some women may know that they’d prefer to have epidural anesthesia, while others would like to experience labor without medication. At Woman’s, each individual choice is honored and supported.

Talk with your doctor about your labor preferences before your due date. Woman’s Labor Preferences Worksheet [pdf] can help you have a plan ready for your delivery. Express your choices by simply talking to your doctor or write them down in a birth plan.

Woman’s also offers expectant mothers the option of meeting with a certified childbirth educator to review their birth plan and answer any questions that they might have prior to their big day. To schedule this appointment, please call 225-924-8530 or email us.