Ongoing columns: SECOND OPINIONBirth Plans: Are They Really Necessary? PRO(Polly) Perez, Paulina G. BSN, RN, FACCE, LCCE, CDEditor(s): Capitulo, Kathleen Leask Author Information Polly Perez is a Perinatal Nurse Consultant, Childbirth Educator, and public speaker from Johnson, VT. 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 288 Buy In Brief You either love them or hate them—birth plans. What are the pros and cons? © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.