This posting on "The Unnecesarean" just makes my blood boil! A doctor handing out his birth plan.
I do not accept birth plans. Many birth plans conflict with approved modern obstetrical techniques and guidelines. I follow the guidelines of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology which is the organization responsible for setting the standard of care in the United States. Certain organizations, under the guise of “Natural Birth” promote practices that are outdated and unsafe. You should notify me immediately, if you are enrolled in courses that encourage a specific birth plan. Conflicts should be resolved long before we approach your due date. Please note that I do not accept the Bradley Birth Plan. You may ask my office staff for our list of recommended childbirth classes.
Everything in his "birth plan" is at his "discretion." So he feels that any and all decisions about birth should be his. You have no say. The sad thing is, there are women who are going to this man and believe him. As with anything in life, we should always ask questions, become informed and be our own best voice!