Most women are often not aware of their rights during pregnancy and birth. They give their bodies over to the experts without awareness and understanding of the effects various procedures may have on them, their bodies, or their babies. Certain procedures are often considered as standard and not many question why they are being done, or if they are really necessary. In this episode, I will use examples from my work as a doula and from my personal experiences to reflect on the issue of our rights and also the role of consent during pregnancy and birth.
Here are the links to the websites I mentioned:
Pregnancy and Parents Centre • Welcome to the Pregnancy and Parents Centre
Liv laga – Liv laga (liv-laga.no)
Podcast artwork: Photo by Kumaran Pondicherry Photography; Styling by Become