https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/everything-pregnancy/know-your-rights-everything-you-need-to-know-about-hospital-birth-during-the-pandemic/ Rules may vary state by state or hospital to hospital, but pregnant people have the right to a positive childbirth experience. Here’s what you need to know about welcoming a baby into the world amid COVID-19. “The bottom line is that pregnant people have the same health care rights as anyone else: the rightContinue reading “Know Your Rights: Everything You Need to Know About Hospital Birth During the Pandemic”
Category Archives: Birth Wishes
A Doula’s Call For A ‘Culture Of Consent’ During Childbirth
http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/05/11/doula-culture-of-consent I gave birth seven years ago in a Boston-area hospital where I generally consider the care to be excellent. I arrived near the end of my labor, my cervix almost fully dilated. After an hour of moving freely around my hospital room, my midwife and labor nurse said, “It’s time for you to get intoContinue reading “A Doula’s Call For A ‘Culture Of Consent’ During Childbirth”
Don’t Tell Women There’s No Point Making A Birth Plan
http://www.mumfidential.com/dont-tell-women-theres-no-point-making-birth-plan/ Don’t make a birth plan, it’s pointless, because birth is completely unpredictable. If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard a woman being given this crappy nugget of pseudo-wisdom, I’d be rich enough to start my own luxury birth centre in St Lucia. It’s fabulously convenient to tell women this, actually,Continue reading “Don’t Tell Women There’s No Point Making A Birth Plan”
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