“I interrupted and said ‘she said stop, take your hand out of her vagina right now, she said stop!’”
Birth plans are women being smarter than hospitals when hospitals fail to follow humane, science-based practices. That they have to be written down and pre-approved by a doctor is evidence of how little women’s decisions in birth matter.
This short Birth Monopoly video looks at the reality families face in a state where, in many ways, hospitals have more control over birth than women do.
So what does a doula do when her client is being violated right in front of her?
For pregnant people and those who work with them, these ethical concepts around their care are critical.