Inaccordance with Johnson-Grass(2016),a birth plan is a document that informs one`s medical team theirpreferences for matters that primarily involve the birthing process.One of the things that are covered mostly in the birth plan is thepreferred means of labor pain. It is a means of communication to themidwives and the doctors that handle a woman during childbirth. Itmay contain important information such as the type of birth that onewould want to have, what one would wish them to avoid and what onewould want to happen. Basically, it is a philosophy of birth.
Pregnancyis a strenuous exercise, and pregnant women tend to be drained by thetime they are giving birth and may not be psychologically fit to makecrucial decisions concerning their birth. Creating a birth does notonly help the pregnant person but also helps the doctors (Steinke,Lisa & Steinke n.d).Nonetheless the plan may not be followed to the letter if there wasno advice from a medical practitioner when it was written. That isbecause some of the things that people may request may not be healthyfor their births.
Whenone has a birth plan, they get some sense of control that is becauseduring the entire pregnancy most of the fell out of control(Moriarty,Karen & Jeanette n.d).However, the feeling of control at some point is imagined as thedoctors still have the final word and will act how it should be.Doctors can disregard the plan if it endangers the child or themother
Thenurses do not read the birth plan when one arrives to give birth in ahospital. That maybe because they may be focused more on the deliveryas some people wait until the last minute to go and give birth.However, this argument is subjective as it assumes that all thenurses will ignore the birth plan which is not the case for somecases.
Johnson-Grass,Amy. "How To Write A ." Health Foundations(2017): n. pag. Web.
Moriarty,Karen, and Jeanette Mesite Frem. "The power of the Written BirthPlan" thepower of the w r i t t e n  (n.d.):n. pag. Babiesincommon.Web. 8 Apr. 2017.
Steinke,Lisa, More Lisa, and Lisa Steinke. "The Pros And Cons OfCreating A ". allParenting. N.p., 2017. Web. 8Apr. 2017.
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