Having a baby is something you get to do only a handful of times, so it is probably worthwhile to think about the process and plan it. This will allow you and your partner to frame the experience and be completely involved and in control of it. A birth plan is a record of what you would like to happen during your child birth and afterwards.
When you decide about any kind of treatment it is important to make decisions based on accurate information. Attending antenatal classes and reading about it will definitely help. But talking to your doctor about the pros and cons of different treatments before you’re likely to need them, heads you in the right direction. You also need to think of your own safety and wellbeing and that of your baby when you make these decisions.
The antenatal information given to all expecting mothers focuses on the process of labour, signs of labour, pain relief, any procedures needed, medications, positions for birthing, induction of labour, Caesarean Section, equipment used for monitoring your and your baby’s well being, birth companions, delivery aftercare etc. These are just a few topics amongst many others that are discussed over the span of your antenatal visits until your final countdown to the birth of your precious little one.
It is good to be flexible about the plan. Plans can go awry when complications arise and hence being prepared in advance for such untoward incidents is prudent. When you discuss the plan, you will be informed about such possible events and their repercussions on you and your baby. Your doctor may need to recommend a course of action which is not what you had originally hoped for, but which is in the best interests of your baby.
Bahrain Specialist Hospital has very well equipped state of the art facilities in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology that is run by well experienced doctors and caring staff who strive to ensure your and your baby’s well being right from conception until delivery and beyond.