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Birth Allowed Radio Episode 7

Katie Kissel was stunned when, she says, Dr. Dawn Mandeville didn't wait for her consent and cut an episiotomy on her during her first baby's birth at Dekalb Medical in Atlanta, Georgia. The doctor simply stated she was going to do it, and before Katie could respond,...

Birth Allowed Radio Episode 6

In this episode, Cristen speaks with Jesanna Cooper, an obstetrician at an urban Alabama hospital serving a high-risk population.  Dr. Cooper describes the unintentional outcomes of a change in practice at her clinic: Once they implemented a feminist care model,...

Birth Allowed Radio – Episodes 1-3

How are women “allowed” and “not allowed” to give birth on their own terms? In our first three episodes,
we discuss the Kentucky birth monopoly, home birth, obstetric violence, bans on vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC), and being a doula in an abusive system.

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