We’re very pleased to share a podcast interview with Jennifer Block, the author of Pushed: The Painful Truth about Modern Maternity Care.
Pushed shines a bright light on the state of maternity care in the U.S., from record-high induction and cesarean rates, to the legal obstacles to midwifery. Whether you’re expecting a baby or want to advocate for change, you’ll want to read this book.
Tanya Lieberman spoke with Jennifer about the ways in which moms are ‘pushed’ or denied care, the projection that the cesarean rate will hit 50%, recent changes in recommendations for VBAC, and what mothers can do to avoid getting ‘pushed.’
Or have you given birth in the last three years and want to share your experience with your providers and hospital?
Then check out The Birth Survey, a project of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS). CIMS is a national coalition of organizations and individuals which promotes an evidence-based model of maternity care to improve birth outcomes and reduce costs.
The goal of the The Birth Survey is to give moms they information they need to make informed choices about where they birth, and to give providers and hospitals information they can use to improve their services. And who is better qualified to describe your experience than you?
The Survey takes some time to complete (settle down with a cup of tea when you do it), but you can save your progress and resume at another time. We think it’s worth your time. And other moms will thank you for it!
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