Obstetrical outcome in women with self-prepared birth plan.

  title={Obstetrical outcome in women with self-prepared birth plan.},
  author={Eran Hadar and Oded Raban and Bracha Gal and Yariv Yogev and N Y E Melamed},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  volume={25 10},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether introducing a pre-prepared birth plan upon labor admission has an impact on obstetrical outcome. METHODS A retrospective study of all women who prepared an ante-partum birth plan, from 2007-2010. Outcome was compared with a control group consisting of women without a birth plan matched by age, parity and gestational week in a 3:1 ratio. RESULTS 154 women were compared to a matched control group of 462 women. Women preparing a birth plan, were less likely to… CONTINUE READING