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Things to Know Before Your Next Birth, with Jennifer Margulis
The Birthful Podcast: Episode #68
Jennifer Margulis has spent years looking at hospital birth practices. She explains why just going with the flow and blindly trusting the system can backfire, and what you should be doing now to help you have a smoother and happier birth experience.
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What we talked about:
Why Jennifer has been studying hospital birth practices for the past 16 years
Systematic failures and how they affect you
Taking charge and thinking for yourself
Why pregnancy is a mechanism of good health
What are your choices?
The 600.000 yearly unnecessary cesareans in the US each year
How much did you spend on your wedding?
Training for birth: what you need to know
Don’t forget about training your mind
A look at the last 16 years: how have things changed?
Our broken health system: the third cause of death is hospital error
Teaching us to fear birth instead of good mechanisms to deal with pain
Keep your sense of humor: birth is funny
This episode is brought to you by Natural Breastfeeding,