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Being a Conscious Consumer of Birth

Be a conscious consumer. Learn about your birth options. 

I believe that you are a powerful chooser of what you want for your birth. I want you to know the facts. Education is the key.

Knowledge is power.

We have a maternity care crisis in the United States.  The main question I have is:

Given that the cesarean rate was 5% in the 1970s, and is now about 32% nationally (USA), are women’s bodies broken or is it the system?

Top Ten Lies

Informed Consent/Informed Refusal

B.R.A.I.N.S. Model of Decision-Making

Denial of Food and Beverage During Labor

Vaginal Exams in Pregnancy and Labor

Estimated Due Date for Baby (EDD)

Epidural and Breastfeeding

Labor Induction

Motherbaby Dyad

Birth Philosophy

Where's the Safest Place For Baby to be Born?

Regulating Baby's Temperature

Breaking Your Bag of Waters

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