Yet, as expert doctors, we recognize that carefully selected treatments are sometimes needed. We call our approach minimally invasive obstetrics. MIO™ is doing the least necessary interventions to achieve a healthy pregnancy and birth. Sometimes no intervention is needed, and other times quite a bit is required, but our approach is always gentle and respectful. Our philosophy of care has yielded outstanding results and patient satisfaction.
A birth plan is more of a wish list than anything else. If that mind-set can inform your approach, it will make all the difference. Go short, aim for a single page. Focus more on the spirit of the birth than on the technical aspects.
At about 32 weeks, bring the birth plan to your appointment. Hospital policy may knock out a few of your asks. Edit accordingly, and then you have a short, sweet, well-thought-out document to bring to the hospital on the big day.