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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2008 Sep;35(3):497-509, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2008.04.005.

Childbirth education and birth plans.

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College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan, F4835 Mott Hospital SPC 5264, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5264, USA.

Abstract

Childbirth education is considered a key component to prenatal care, although many women do not receive any formalized preparation. There are multiple models of childbirth education for both within health care settings, including Centering Pregnancy, and external programs, such as Lamaze and Bradley. As a component of childbirth preparation, a birth plan can be a medium to improve patient-provider communication regarding a desired labor and birth experience and improve satisfaction with care.

PMID:
18760232
DOI:
10.1016/j.ogc.2008.04.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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