USE YOUR BRAIN
This is a helpful little acronym to approach any decision that you are faced with in pregnancy, birth and beyond (and it can work for other aspects of life too!). It is a simple and logical approach for getting the most out of your healthcare providers, deciding on a course of action and making informed decisions that are right for you.
Benefits - What are the benefits of making this decision? Risks - What are the risks involved? Alternatives - What are the alternatives? Instinct - What is my gut telling me?
Nothing - What if we do nothing?