At the top is listed the name of the family, the hospital and the doula We trust the advice of our midwife and understand that certain emergency or other medical circumstances may not allow for the accommodation of the goals listed below.
Environment Please help us keep the room restful by: closing the door; dimming the lights; minimizing noise. Pain Management Please help us remember to try: walking or slow dancing; using the shower or tub; using our focal point and scripts. In
Following is a statement of our childbirth desires. We have educated ourselves prior to making these choices and feel that we are prepared to follow through on them. We understand that complications do arise and in such instances trust our physician to
Husband:name removed Hospital: name removed Midwife : name removed Labor Assistant : name removed Pediatrician: name removed Thank you for allowing us to summarize our desires for the birth of our first child. Following are a number of items listed in order
We are looking forward to the birth of our fourth child, a son, at the Hospital this fall. Our labors have been short and uneventful, so we are not anticipating any problems. We ask that the following wishes be respected during this
J. Christopher Glantz MD MPH (2003) Labor Induction Rate Variation in Upstate New York: What Is the Difference? Birth 30 (3), 168–174. Research Conclusions: Labor induction rates are highly variable among and within hospitals. Delivery volume, population risk status, and differences in cesarean
The Listening to Mothers II survey revealed an interesting statistic. Half of the women in their survey had attempted to induce labor. 22% tried to start labor on their own at home and 41% had used medical induction methods. 39% of the
Some midwives believe self-induction methods cause more stress than they relieve. Others feel repeated attempts at self-induction can help move the hormones in your favor. If your goal is to help prepare your body to start labor instead of starting labor in the next few hours you will probably not be disappointed by these self-induction methods.