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August 06th 2018:Maternal Birth Interventions: Getting Beyond Put Up and Shut Up

Mothers have heard it. “The doctor knows best…” and “You’ve got a healthy baby, what more could you ask for?” But maybe you could have asked for—and received—so much more. With the skyrocketing cesarean rate, not to mention the increased rates of induction, artificial rupture of membranes, and long-known over-use of episiotomies and more, it’s enough to make us wonder if all of this is necessary. Join Marie and her guest, Dawn Thompson, as they give some eye-opening information about how women need to be fully prepared with the evidence, plan ahead to ask the right questions, assert themselves

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Dawn Thompson

Dawn Thompson is the founder of ImprovingBirth. She’s been in the birth industry since 2003, supporting hundreds of families during the birth and postpartum period. During her work, she witnessed extensive use of non-evidence based care that was contributing to higher rates of induction, c-sections and other unnecessary interventions, putting mothers and babies at risk. Not one to stand by, she first organized a small rally at a local San Diego hospital in late 2011, which opened the doors of communication with hospital administration. Then came the National Rally to Improve Birth in 2012 with 110 locations in 46 states with over 250 media outlets covering the story. Dawn strives to educat
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