Questions during your pregnancy or birth? Use your B.R.A.I.N.(E.D.)

Informed decision making is an important part of an atmosphere of empowerment in pregnancy and birth.  Good communication with your provider is paramount to the process.  Here at Natural Beginnings Birth Center, we strive for open and honest communication with all of our patients.  We do our best for have the information that you need readily available for you in any decisions we discuss with you.  But as much as we wish we could, we can’t read minds and don’t always cover all the information that each person needs.  For this reason, we encourage our patients to use this model of questions for communicating with us about ANY procedure, medication, treatment plan or intervention.  If you are not completely clear on why we are making a suggestion or implementing a treatment, do not hesitate to ask for more information.  Here is a helpful tool for formulating questions:

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Sometimes the amount of information that is available is overwhelming, especially on the internet.  For doing your own research, we suggest the following websites:

Lamaze for parents

Giving Birth With Confidence

Evidence Based Birth

American Pregnancy Association

Childbirth Connection

We also encourage you to bring a list of questions to each appointment.  It is easy to forget what you wanted to ask once you are in our office.

We want all of our patients to feel fully informed and empowered.  We desire for you to know all of your options and to make decisions WITH you during pregnancy and birth.  Good communication with you is one of our top priorities.

We look forward to serving you and your family!