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Can someone remind me of the BRAIN acronym please?

(7 Posts)
WriggleJiggle Mon 03-Sep-07 12:35:05

I'm sure I read on here somewhere of an acronym of questions to consider when doctors or midwives are trying to persuade you to accept somehting you don't want whilst in labour.

I think it was sometime in the last 4 months, but I've done several searches and can't find it.

I remember thinking it sounded really good at the time, but the only bit I can remember now is the N and possibly the R.

B -
R - What are the risks?
A - alternatives?
I -
N - What would happen if you did nothing?

Ceolas Mon 03-Sep-07 12:41:09

I've heard it as BRAN - benefits of the action, risks, alternatives, nothing...

DaisyMOO Mon 03-Sep-07 12:49:33

I = Intuition

Klaw Mon 03-Sep-07 13:44:19

I'm sure I posted it here not so long ago, but do you think I can find it? And i can't find it anywhere else at the minute.... working on it...

harpsichordcarrier Mon 03-Sep-07 13:46:04

I can stand for instinct
sometimes people sat BRAINS the s stands for SMILE smile

Klaw Mon 03-Sep-07 13:46:32

ah yes, here it is!

B What are the Benefits to me or to my Baby?
R What are the Risks?
A Are there any Alternative courses of action?
I Ask yourself - what is my Intuition?
N Must it happen right Now...can we wait? Or is Never OK?

WriggleJiggle Tue 04-Sep-07 16:03:21

Fantastic, thanks for that. Now to make dh learn it off by heart ready for the hospital!

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