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Jessica Austin
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Many women / parents are reluctant to trust their own ability to make rational, informed decisions about their medical care provider’s recommendations.

I believe this is partially because of the assumption many people have that medical professionals like doctors and registered midwives make recommendations and perform procedures according to, and only to, evidence-based guidelines. This assumption leaves women feeling like “Doctor must know best”, and that if a medical recommendation is being made, it must be based on strong evidence supported by science.
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Is childbirth as bad as going to war? ....A different take on all the radio shows / articles that have been discussing childbirth-related PTSD.
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Why do I walk around holding signs about vaginal exams and obstetric violence?
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He's afraid of this: http://i.imgur.com/VTSLP.png
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Want to give birth in a way that is aligned with the most scientific evidence for safety and good outcomes?
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Thanks for starting this community! I offer childbirth services in Vancouver, helping families have gentle and informed birth experiences:
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LOVE Gloria Lemay's online classes :-)
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Many people assume that appropriate informed consent practices are of course being performed appropriately in our hospitals. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, and can leave people feeling traumatized and violated. Understanding your rights is a good way to make sure you have a positive hospital experience (both in terms of birth and otherwise!)
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That's a big reason women hire me, +Sophie Wrobel  ;p
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okay, thanks for the feedback! I'll see what I can do! (and thanks so much for sharing!)
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Birth Doula & Prenatal Educator in Vancouver BC, promoting a gentle and informed birth culture.
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Birth Doula and aspiring midwife who loves life, travel, learning & birth! Offering birth preparation & labour support services in Vancouver, BC.
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