"Birth is so unpredictable, there's no point in writing a birth plan! It'll just get tossed out anyway." "Don't bother writing a birth plan, the hospital staff will just laugh at it." "Why do you need a plan? Just rely on your care providers to tell you what to do when you get to the… Continue reading Why Write a Birth Plan?
Informed consent is one of those phrases that is becoming a signature phrase in birth circles. You might have read in a blog or on a Facebook post something like, "We support informed consent," or "Every woman has the right to informed consent." But what does that really mean and why is it important to… Continue reading What is informed consent, and what does it mean for your pregnancy and birth?