Remember: it's really more of a wish list. It's best to keep your birth plan short and sweet, and to really think through a few key questions which will help you communicate your wishes. Use this form to write open-ended answers to five crucial questions. Then, print it out and share it with your healthcare provider.
I recently watched clips from a show called “The Doctors” where four physicians discuss health-related current events. Ricki Lake, talk show host and co-author of Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience, was a guest panelist. The topic was home birth. The show’s OB/GYN, Dr. Lisa Masterson, MD, works at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and trained at USC Medical Center. Hey, that’s where I went to nursing school. She says she’s seen thousands of births. Me, too! Dr.