Ongoing columns: SECOND OPINIONBirth Plans: Are They Really Necessary? CONLepsch, Stacy BSN, RNEditor(s): Capitulo, Kathleen Leask Author Information Stacy Lepsch is a Clinical Nurse Level II, Labor and Delivery, and Childbirth Education Instructor at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA. Second Opinion columns are coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo and Heidi Von Koss Krowchuk. Dr. Capitulo can be reached via e-mail at: [email protected]. Dr. Krowchuk can be reached via e-mail at: [email protected]. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September 2005 - Volume 30 - Issue 5 - p 289 Buy In Brief You either love them or hate them—birth plans. What are the pros and cons? © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.