Sen. Vivian Davis Figures drops a truth bomb in the Alabama legislature: “Who do you think birthed your ancestors. Uneducated slaves, ok? They were midwives.”
Cristen talks with Susan Jenkins, perhaps the most experienced midwifery law lawyer in the U.S., about the decades-long struggle of midwives and consumers vs. “Organized Medicine.”
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.