Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Unkindest Cut: Countdown to a C-Section

This story reflects so many experiences I have had in the hospital, and not just one hospital; literally all over the puget sound region.  I have had positive experiences as well, but this is more commonly what I consider myself up against when I am working with a client planning a birth in hospital, or occasionally on a transport from a home birth or birth center birth.  This is a big part of the reason why comprehensive childbirth education is so essential.  It is critical that clients know how to determine when they are being "managed" and when there is a true indication for an intervention.  I do love that this particular hospital is contracting Doula's, but I'm a little concerned about the risk of control; anytime we are being hired by the hospital they have some degree of influence.  I knew an instructor who was terminated for offering too much information in the hospital childbirth education class.  

1 comment:

  1. The title is a link, you can click on it to read the article.


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