What is a Personalised Care Plan?
booking appointment your Midwife will provide you with a Personalised Care
Plan information leaflet and paper document.
The care you receive throughout your pregnancy, labour and postnatal
period should be personalised to meet your needs and those of your baby and
family throughout pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
Decisions you make regarding your care because of your needs and
preferences should be made in partnership with your Maternity care team to
ensure you make fully informed decisions about your care.
Your Personalised Care Plans are regularly reviewed and discussed at each
care contact, and can be adapted at any stage throughout your pregnancy (as
your needs and preferences may change as the pregnancy progresses).
Your named Midwife and/or Obstetrician (a Doctor who specialises in pregnancy
and birth) can help you to complete or
adapt your Personalised Care Plans taking into account your personal
preferences. Please share your preferences with them throughout your pregnancy
and give consent for them to record this on your electronic patient record.
Please view the care
plans as a flexible plan, as in the event that you or your baby develop more
complex needs during pregnancy, labour or following birth the plan may need to
be reviewed or changed, and sometimes this may look quite different from your
original preferences. This is to ensure we provide you and your family with
high quality, safe care at all times. However, these changes are always made in
partnership with you and your family.
How should I use this
plan is for you and your baby. You are invited to document your
wishes, concerns and preferences using the Personalised Care Plan document,
which will be reviewed and discussed with you regularly throughout your
pregnancy by your Midwife and/or Obstetrician.
Therefore, please keep the Personalised Care Plan document with your
handheld maternity records and bring this document with you to all your
the Personalised Care Plan document will support you in making informed
decisions and choices around your care throughout pregnancy, labour and during
the postnatal period. You are encouraged to complete your Personalised Care
Plans for each pregnancy.
Personalised Care Plan can be hand-written in the document provided, or you can
record these on a computer and print out to place within the document if you
you have any difficulties in reading or writing, your Midwife can support you
in completing these. Please keep the Personalised Care Plan document with your
handheld maternity records and bring with you to all your appointments, so you
can discuss your preferences with the Maternity team.