Birth planning for midwives and mothers

Caroline J. Hollins Martin

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If women are to be empowered to make choices for childbirth, it is important that midwives explore and discuss their wishes and feelings about the delivery options available. Providing practical and sensible information should facilitate women with constructing a more accurate picture from which realistic hopes, fears and expectations can be formulated about impending labour. To facilitate midwives with this process, a flexible framework for a birth plan has been proposed. This easy to complete template can be used to assist childbearing women with assimilating their ambitions and desires regarding labour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-587
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008


  • midwifery
  • birth planning
  • mothers
  • midwives


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