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plan

noun agenda, alternative, ambition, cabal, campaign, complot, conspiracy, course of accion, curriculum, design, draft, expedient, forethought, hope, intendment, intent, intention, itinerary, plot, preparation, program, projection, proposal, prooosed action, proposition, prospectus, readiness, resolve, schedule, scheme, strategy, suggestion, syllabus, tactic, undertaking
Associated concepts: ecological plan, feasibility plan, plan for reorganization, planning board

plan

verb aim, arrange, block out, cabal, calculate, collude, complot, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, design, determine upon, devise, engineer, establish guidelines for, expect, figure, frame, harbor a design, have a policy, intend, intrigue, lay out, lay the foundation, look ahead, machinate, make arrangements, make preparations, make ready, map out, mark out a course, organize, outline, plot, prearrange, preconcert, precontrive, predesign, premeditate, prepare, project, propose, prooide for, purpose, resolve, schedule, scheme, set up, shape a course, take measures, think ahead, work out
See also: agenda, arrangement, attempt, blueprint, building, calculate, campaign, channel, composition, conceive, conspiracy, conspire, contemplation, content, contour, contrivance, contrive, course, decide, delineation, design, device, devise, direction, enterprise, expedient, forethought, form, formulate, frame, goal, idea, intend, intent, intention, invent, maneuver, method, model, motif, motive, order, organization, originate, outline, outlook, pattern, platform, ploy, policy, prearrange, predetermine, preparation, procedure, process, program, project, proposal, propose, proposition, prospect, prospectus, provide, purpose, purview, report, resolution, resolve, schedule, scheme, set down, stratagem, strategy, structure, subterfuge, suggestion, system, target, undertaking, way

PLAN. The delineation or design of a city, a house or houses, a garden, a vessel, &c. traced on paper or other substance, representing the position, and the relative proportions of the different parts.
     2. When houses are built by one person agreeably to a plan, and one of them is Sold to a person, with windows and doors in it, the owner of the others cannot shut up those windows, nor has his grantee any greater right. 1 Price, R. 27; 2 Ry. & Mo. 24; 1 Lev. 122; 2 Saund. 114, n. 4 1 M. & M. 396; 9 Bing 305; 1 Leigh's N. P. 559. See 12 Mass: 159; Hamm. N. P. 202; 2 Hill. Ab. c. 12, n. 6 to 12; Com. Dig. Action on the case for a nuisance, A. See Ancients Lights; Windows.

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A woman was considered to have a birth plan if she had taken any three of six steps: identified a preferred birth place (health facility), arranged for transport to the birth place, arranged for transport in the case of an emergency, saved money for a potential emergency, identified a compatible blood donor and a birth companion or accompaniment to the birth place.
They offer girls - or couples - prenatal advice, assistance with birth plans, breast-feeding support and other help in the post-partum period.
G's birth plan. She explained the potential benefits of monitoring, episiotomy, and instrument-assisted delivery with pain medication.
She was at my shower and she asked me what my birth plan was.
When Sarah becamepregnantagain she spent time formulating a specific birth plan with set instructions for medical professionals.
Jacque says: "Midwives are getting more and more involved with helping women plan births, and helping them understand that sometimes things don't go quite to the birth plan, and to be prepared for that and certainly not to be disappointed.
A spokesman added: "A birth plan will be developed for all individuals who are expected to give birth while in the custody of the prison."
ALTERNATIVE AID THE Netmums study found 56 per cent of mums-to-be fancy including one of the new wave of alternative birth techniques in their birth plan, with more than a third considering hypnobirthing (using self-hypnosis to manage pain), and almost one in five opting for the experimental slow caesarean - a new caesarean technique which minimises anaesthetic use for a more natural birth experience.
Virginia Howes, an independent midwife from the Kent Midwifery Practice said: "Now there's so much information at women's fingertips, they're standing up and saying 'no' to the medicalisation of childbirth.Women are taking back birth, and it's excellent." Alternative aids - The Netmums study found 56 per cent of mums-to-be fancy including one of the new wave of alternative birth techniques in their birth plan, with more than a third considering hypnobirthing (using self-hypnosis to manage pain), and almost one in five opting for the experimental slow caesarean - a new caesarean technique which minimises anaesthetic use for a more natural birth experience.
For childbirth educators, A Gift of Time includes a particularly helpful appendix with a sample birth plan that can be valuable when working with parents who will face a loss.
He was then removed without her consent after hospital staff were shown a "birth plan" prepared by Nottingham City Council social workers.
Fear itself can make pain worse, so knowing what your birth plan is should help.