60 Seconds to Better Health: Maternity

This content is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

March 15, 2018

This is Dr. Katie Piaquadio, physician in charge for maternal child health at Kaiser Permanente San Diego talking to you today about the important role a personalized birth plan can play in having a good experience during your labor and delivery.

A birth plan helps you think through the choices you may have during labor and the exciting moments right after your baby is born. 

It lets us know what type of birthing environment you want to create, whether or not to limit the number of visitors allowed or phone calls that come into your room.  You can also let us know if you prefer pain medications during labor or your plans for non-drug comfort measures such as massage or aromatherapy.

Remember, a birth plan is not a contract.  You can change your plan at any time.  We will work with you to keep your birth experience as close to what you want as possible while keeping the safety of your baby and you our top priority.

For more information visit www.kp.org/San Diego.