Tag: maternity

Consent For a Forced Cesarean

If you’re pregnant with a breech baby, twins or if you have had a prior cesarean, you will most likely be met with resistance or down right denial of attempt to delivery your child(ren) vaginally. You are coerced into agreeing to a cesarean because you have no other choice. Doctors and hospital staff tell you it’s dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery with a breech baby, twins or a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC). They often make decisions based on fear – not statistics. OB’s often handle emergencies in birth and unfortunately will then treat a low risk...

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You need Dr. Stu in your life

As a birth worker, I am always looking to keep updated on not only evidence based birth related information, but anecdotal evidence and legal rights in pregnancy and labor.  I want to know what has worked for families in order to best support their needs. Unfortunately, some people want to discredit doulas and midwives simply because we haven’t had medical training (as if attending thousands of births means nothing).  So having a doctor that thinks like a midwife would be ideal for most parents, however most doctors practice in the Medical Model of Care, as opposed to the Midwifery...

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Evidence on Membrane Sweeping

Has your doctor told you that  ‘if you don’t go into labor by  X  weeks, I’m going to strip your membranes.’?  Or worse yet, has your doctor performed a membrane sweep without your consent?  Are there times a membrane sweep can help?  What are the Pros and Cons?  Watch the video to see what you can learn about membrane sweeping!!! For the full article,...

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