Informed Choice Handouts & Further Reading

Throughout your pregnancy you will have opportunities to make decisions concerning different types of testing and screenings that are designed to provide information about your and your baby’s health and well being. While all of these options are available to you, only you can decide if having this information is appropriate to you at this time in your life. The information provided here is only meant to be a partial summary of all of the information that is available on these subjects. Please also look to other sources for more information.

General Articles

Prenatal Decision Making

Newborn Decision Making

Specialized Birth Choice

“We must attempt to tell the whole truth about birth, the truth that includes the transformation, mastery, satisfaction, personal power and the difference between pain and suffering.”

Cheri van Hoover