A TIME FOR IMPORTANT, LOVING CHOICES
"Find out what you want."
Many couples feel they have very few options throughout pregnancy and birth. Most obstetricians do not encourage the couple's active participation in creating a pregnancy and birth plan.
When Dr. Cole began as an obstetrician, he followed a regimented minimum-option, do-it-my-way obstetrics practice. For years now he has advocated the many options available for a safe and uncomplicated pregnancy, while remaining within the bounds of courage and open-mindedness. An experienced obstetrician can support and enhance the parents' personal birth creation.
Consider the following available birthing options:
Also consider the following options for pain management and relief:
Cesarean is an option when that option is medically indicated. It should not be considered a failure. Remember, without it some babies and/or mothers would be at great risk. Non-emergency cesareans can have the same gentle atmosphere as a vaginal delivery if everyone cooperates.
Discuss these options early in your prenatal care, and don't be intimidated or afraid to request reasonable options. Over many years, Dr. Cole has learned and proved to himself that what he was taught as rigid, necessary protocol really could be loosened to enhance the birthing process. Help introduce your obstetrician to a more loving, gentle approach.
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