Nancy D. Gaba, MD, FACOG, and Whitney Pinger, CNM, FACNM, discuss the importance of preparing for childbirth with a solid birth plan in place. Dr. Gaba and Whitney advise expectant mothers to seek information and guidance from friends and medical professionals to tailor a plan that best fits their desires and family preferences. They also explain the differences between medicated vs. non-medicated birth, and normal vaginal birth vs. operative birth (whether vaginal or abdominal).
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Nancy D. Gaba, MD, FACOG is the Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University Hospital.
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Whitney Pinger, CNM, FACNM is the Director of Midwifery at The George Washington University Hospital.
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