Giving birth is such an intimate and unique experience for every parent & couple. But when it comes to creating a birth plan, there are actually a range of options other than just rushing to the closest hospital, to make you as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Dawn Nolt specializes in caring for children with infectious diseases at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, one of America's leading pediatric hospitals.
She has a particular interest in infections in children with malignancies, immunodeficiencies, and cystic fibrosis. She also is the medical director for infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, and transplant/oncologic infectious diseases.
She walks us through the history of alternative birth plans and shares some of those birthing options such as vaginal seeding, lotus births, and water births.