Write your own birth plan. Imagine that you or your partner is expecting a baby. What choices would you make about your labor and delivery? If this scenario is unlikely for you, you can write the birth plan for a friend, fictional character, or as the doctor of a patient. Use this template along with what you learned in the text to guide the creation of your plan: “Tips on Writing a Birth Plan.”
In an essay of between 300-600 words, cover the following four areas:
- Requests before birth
- Requests during labor and delivery
- Vaginal vs. C-section birth preferences
- Requests for newborn care
|Presents a coherent birth plan between 300-600 words
|Writes in clear, descriptive sentences with no or few grammatical errors. The birth plan is well organized and complete.
|Does not provide enough detail in the birth plan or contains several grammatical errors.
|Incomplete birth plan or difficult to understand.
|Describes choices for each of the four areas (before birth, during labor and delivery, vaginal vs. c-section, and newborn care)
|Includes sufficient information for each of the four areas.
|Includes sufficient information for two or three of the areas. The other area may be incomplete or missing.
|Includes information for only one or none of the required areas.
|Explains the connection with the text
|Makes a strong connection between the birth plan and the relevant topics that were presented in the text.
|Makes a weak connection between the birth plan and the relevant topics that were presented in the text.
|Does not back up choices in the birth plan with relevant information from the text.