This morning, I will share a fun spin on a familiar set of questions to ask if you feel that you need to discuss a procedure. I discovered this mnemonic through a reader’s comment.

Before going through the following acronym, always ask if baby and mom are both doing okay first. Then, use your BRAINS!

B– What are the benefitsof your advice?

R– What are the risks?

 A- What are the alternatives?

  I- What’s my intuition saying?

 N-What if I say no?

 S- and lastly SMILE. Always be courteous but firm.”

A big thank you to Jean from HypnoBirthing of Lancashire and Cumbria for suggesting this great memory tool!

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One response to this post.

  1. What a helpful acrostic! Thanks for sharing it :).


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