What is this article about?
Birth plans have become a popular way of helping women express their choices during labour and delivery, yet, they are not universally welcomed. On the one hand, they can be a valuable tool to guide caregivers on how to support a woman’s choices, but on the other, they may also lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment with the birthing experience. So, is the use of birth plans supported by current research? And if so, what information should a birth plan contain?