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#1 of 6 Old 10-25-2010, 01:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm just getting started with actually observing/attending births and was wondering if there is a standard template that is commonly used, any sort of ledger or some such to keep track. Not necessarily for recording tons of detail, but the basics, primarily to keep dates and numbers and any significant distinctions.

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I cam up with my own. I create a chart for each birth that I attend and then keep that in a hanging filing cabinet. Also when I am actually doing the birth (or right after it) I write down things that happen so if the person is ever a repeat client of mine I have a recollection of what their birth was actually like.

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Right now, I have a notebook where I record each birth with the parents' names, the baby (or babies') name, weight, time and date of birth. I also note how far along mom was when the baby was born and if there were any complications or interventions.

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You can make your own so that it is specific and relevent to you or you can buy one. http://www.amazon.com/Midwifes-Journ.../dp/0979002028


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You can buy a record book from Midwifery Today.

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I bought a pretty cheap one from In His Hands. (pretty sure that is where it came from)

It has space for names and addresses, baby's weight, comments, and all of that good stuff. After this one is filled, I am going to look for a nice hard covered one.

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