My Birth Story

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I feel that I chose the wrong doctor and hospital. I hope that next time around, if there is a next time for me, it’ll be a better experience.

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If your provider fails to inform you, get your consent, or tells you there are no risks, you’re not getting trustworthy care!

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It’s important to go into labor and birth with a care provider you can trust to give you the best, evidence-based care.

  • Find an OB-GYN that’s right for me before becoming pregnant. Particularly, an OB-GYN that will keep me informed, respect me, be responsible, understanding, is up-to-date with current obstetrics techniques and delivers babies in a reputable hospital.
  • Be better informed on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding, so it won’t catch me by surprise.
  • Prepare a document detailing my birth plan. According to WhatToExpect’s article “Tips on Writing a Birth Plan”, a birth plan is “a plan that communicates your wishes and goals for before, during and after labor and delivery”.
  • Ask my husband to enforce my birth plan, unless there is a complication or emergency that would require deviating from the plan.

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