“There is a big gap between how providers think they are doing, and how patients think those providers are doing.” Obstetric anesthesiologist Dr. Tracey Vogel talks about how clinicians can and must do better when it comes to birth trauma.
When “lower” groups fight amongst themselves, they never come together and create change. Hurt and traumatized by the system, their lashing out is a side effect of the oppressive system in which they participate.
Midwife Karen Webster has been investigated and charged in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia for practicing midwifery–and she says she would do it all again to ensure women can give birth on their terms.
My special guest is Lindsay Askins, a birth doula and birth photographer, and my partner in Exposing the Silence, a photography and interview project about birth trauma and obstetric violence. www.exposingthesilenceproject.com/
In this episode, we talk about the world of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and marijuana use. Heather Thompson, PhD, helps us sort the science from the pearl-clutching to help us make sense of this thorny topic.
Implied consent is a concept that has become skewed, in all aspects of life on the sexual spectrum, including birth. Whether in the hospital or the bedroom, implied consent never overrides explicit non-consent.