So as the OB recommended, I’ve come up with this hospital birth plan. It’s simple and explains what I most care about. Most consent and refusal of hospital procedures takes place verbally anyway, so I do believe that long written birth plans are best avoided even for planned hospital births.
Hospital Birth Plan
- I am a survivor of abuse. Please do not touch my vagina at any time.
- I will graciously document my informed refusal of any procedures and policies.
- Please do not shout. Please limit staff to one nurse and no students or observers.
- I welcome the assistance of a social worker or patient representative.