https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bj9eq4/women-in-labor-cant-hold-in-their-babies-nurses-tell-them-to-do-it-anyway Mothers in labor are often asked to delay birth to accommodate doctors’ schedules. In many cases, it can have harmful consequences. One day, three weeks before my baby’s due date, I started feeling bouts of teeth-clenching pain at about eight in the morning. By 11, I was settled into a hospital room, marveling atContinue reading “Women in Labor Can’t Hold In Their Babies. Nurses Tell Them To Do It Anyway”
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How to Advocate for Yourself in the Delivery Room
https://parenting.nytimes.com/pregnancy/birth-advocate Giving birth draws you deep into your body, yet you’ll depend on others to get through it. Whether you have a brief labor eased by an epidural, deliver on all fours in your own living room or have an unplanned C-section, what matters most is how you are cared for and if you areContinue reading “How to Advocate for Yourself in the Delivery Room”
Sent Home From Labor & Delivery For “False Labor,” & Other Ways We Gaslight Women
https://www.romper.com/p/sent-home-from-labor-delivery-for-false-labor-other-ways-we-gaslight-women- Laboring with my first daughter was not easy. After being sent home from labor and delivery for following my doctor’s advice (given as he boarded a flight to Aruba) to “go straight to labor and delivery” because my contractions were regular, things ramped up again and so I headed back to the hospital… and was sentContinue reading “Sent Home From Labor & Delivery For “False Labor,” & Other Ways We Gaslight Women”
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