If you choose to have a birth plan
You may wish to have a birth plan which gives you the opportunity to write down any thoughts or wishes about your labour and your stay in hospital.
Discuss your plan with your obstetrician and the midwifery staff as we can then let you know what we have available to meet your wishes and also what is safe and practical according to your circumstances.
It’s important to be flexible and open to doing things differently if complications arise. Childbirth is not always "normal" and intervention may be required under certain circumstances.
If intervention is required, your obstetrician or midwife will explain why the intervention is necessary and the associated risks and benefits.
For more information, please contact your obstetrician or our maternity unit (9447 0111).