Here's a little secret. If you, as a pregnant woman see a sign such as this in your OB's office, please know that you are likely to have encountered a "caregiver" who is a bully.
And, if your OB asks you to sign something like this :
Turn on your heels and leave immediately. You and your baby's life could be in danger from the care "plan" proposed in this document. There is not one shred of evidence to show that this practices will produce a safe or healthy birth for you and your baby. In fact, just the opposite is true !
These types of OBs do not want informed patients. They want to be in total control of their patients and their births. They will not tolerate a well informed woman who has done her research and wants to be an active participant in her birth experience and the health and safety of her baby.
These types of OBs are a direct cause of the high maternal and infant mortality rates we see today.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.