Feeling forgotten when it comes to a birth plan because you have a high risk pregnancy? Most birth plans are geared toward low risk pregnancies and may not apply to your high risk birth. That doesn’t mean that you don’t get any say in your delivery! Having a high risk pregnancy can make labor and birth more complicated and will require certain adjustments from a low risk birth plan, but there are absolutely things you can do to customize your labor and birth. Whether you want to keep things as natural as possible, or just want to be prepared and learn about what you might expect in the hospital, having a birth plan in a high risk pregnancy is still a great idea! Read on to learn more about the different options!
In Hypertension in Pregnancy Part 1, I reviewed the ACOG recommendations for the management of hypertension and preeclampsia in pregnancy. In Part 2, I will discuss what this might mean for you, the patient.
Learn about ACOG recommentations for the diagnosis and management of different types of hypertension in pregnancy.