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Labour & Birth Decision Aids


Decision aids are tools that give you information and support you to make decisions. The following decision aids about labour and birth are now available:

 

Choosing how to birth your baby: A decision aid for women without a previous caesarean section

This decision aid has been written to support women to know what to expect and have a say in making decisions about how to birth. To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Note: This decision aid is currently being updated and a revised version will be made available shortly. If you would like to be notified when this is available, please send us a message on the 'Contact Us' page.

Choosing how to birth your baby: A decision aid for women with a previous caesarean section

This decision aid has been written to support women who have had one or more previous caesarean sections to know what to expect and have a say in making decisions about how to birth. To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Choosing how your labour will start: A decision aid for women with a prolonged pregnancy

This decision aid has been written to support women who might have a prolonged pregnancy (a pregnancy that continues beyond 42 weeks) to know what to expect and to have a say in making decisions about how labour will start. To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Note: This decision aid is currently being updated and a revised version will be made available shortly. If you would like to be notified when this is available, please send us a message on the 'Contact Us' page.

Monitoring your baby during labour: A decision aid for women having a vaginal birth

This decision aid has been written to support women planning to have their babies monitored during labour and birth to know what to expect, and to have a say in making decisions about how their baby will be monitored. To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Choosing your positions during labour and birth: A decision aid for women having a vaginal birth

This decision aid has been written to support women planning a vaginal birth to know what to expect and to have a say in making decisions about positions in labour and birth. To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Choices about epidural: A decision aid for women having a vaginal birth

This decision aid has been written to support women planning a vaginal birth to know what to expect and to have a say in making decisions about having an epidural. To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Choices about episiotomy: A decision aid for women having a vaginal birth 

This decision aid has been written to support women planning a vaginal birth to know what to expect and to have a say in making decisions about episiotomy (when a care provider uses scissors to make a cut to increase the size of the opening of the vagina). To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Choosing how to birth your placenta: A decision aid for women having a vaginal birth

This decision aid has been written to support women planning a vaginal birth to know what to expect and to have a say in making decisions about the third stage of labour. The third stage of labour is the time from when a woman births her baby to when she births her placenta (the afterbirth ). To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Using a bath or pool during first stage labour: A decision aid for women having a vaginal birth

This decision aid has been written to support women who are wanting to have a vaginal birth to know what to expect and to have a say in making decisions about using a bath or pool during the first stage of labour. To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

Choices about clamping your baby's umbilical cord: A decision aid for women having a vaginal birth

This decision aid has been written to support women planning to have a vaginal birth to know what expect and have a say in making decisions about clamping their baby's umbilical cord. To download this decision aid, click on the button to the left.

 

 

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