Story-telling illuminates the ways in which women and families are “allowed” and “not allowed” to give birth on their own terms, as well as various aspects of the birth monopoly, like obstetric violence, birth trauma, and legal rights.

Ep. 20 – Plus Size Birth | Jen McLellan

Often, birth care professionals often alienate plus-size moms-to-be with shaming, inadequate equipment, and mistreatment. In this episode of Birth Allowed Radio, we talk about plus size birth and how to find a practitioner who will treat you like a person, not a set of risk factors.

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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 the tricky business of being a doula in an abusive system.

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