Monthly Archives: August 2015

Week 17: Is the patients’ bill of rights possible to implement in maternity care?

How do hospitals protect patients’ rights? It must be tricky for providers to work for a place that has a written bill of rights on the one hand, in many cases with those rights mandated by law, and on the … Continue reading

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Week 16: I like my midwife. Still wouldn’t call her.

I’m getting a little nervous about my midwife. I’ve had two prenatal visits so far, and they have been filled mostly with paperwork and medical history discussions. This next one is approaching 20 weeks, so it’s possible she could want … Continue reading

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Week 15: OB Interview questions

In a few weeks I will be meeting with an obstetrician at the nearest hospital to me. It’s a city hospital with a NICU and is known for being highly interventionist, and one person who has experience at the hospital … Continue reading

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Week 14: Observation changes things

I am worrying about being observed in labor. I’m worrying about being tampered with. Surely these worries come from what I know about hospital birth – the home births I have seen as a doula have been totally different. But … Continue reading

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