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Having a baby is an exciting time, and the entire staff at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC wishes to make this the most wonderful birth experience possible. Your thoughts, wishes, and choices are important to us. We ask you to spend some time sharing your plans for your birth experience.
This birth plan guide was made to help you when thinking of topics that are important to talk about with your health care team. Please stay flexible in case you or your baby’s health calls for your health care team to change your plan. This birth plan reflects your current wishes. You can change it at any time.
If you would like to print a copy of the birth plan guide to bring to your next appointment, please click on the icon to the left.
Below are some general guidelines to keep in mind when planning your birth experience.
Visitors During Birth
Cesarean Birth Support
All jewelry and body piercings should be removed before coming to the hospital. The presence of jewelry creates risk factors during labor, birth, or surgery.
Patients may be at risk for the following:
Delivering a baby is a very special time. We understand that families may want to record memories of this special event. As long as there is no interference with health care delivery and the members of the team agree to be included in any recording, video, or photos, we encourage you to record your memories of this special event.
Please know that the health care needs and desires of the health care team will determine whether you are able to record/photograph your delivery.
Photographing, filming, and recording are NOT permitted in the following situations:
Photographing, filming, and recording in the health care setting require the voluntary verbal agreement of any health care team member who is present. Any member of the health care team may request that photographing, filming, and recording stop.
Photographing, filming, and recording are permitted only for private, noncommercial use.
During the delivery of the baby, photographing, filming, and recording must be done from the head of the patient's bed.