Tips to a Second Opinion When Your Concerns Are Dismissed

Tips to a Second Opinion When Your Concerns Are Dismissed

Have you ever shared a concern you have and had it immediately dismissed? When it happens with a healthcare provider, there’s an extra layer of challenge because there is a real inequity in the power balance between you and a medical provider. We are going to discuss seeking a second opinion when your concerns are brushed aside.

Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sperm Donor

Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sperm Donor

Embarking on the path to parenthood as a lesbian couple comes with its unique set of considerations- there’s not going to be any accidental pregnancies here for one! Plus, four boobs! Don’t worry, we’ll be talking about that in another blog. As far as deciding how to get pregnant, there’s some options to consider. We are going to go through the different types of donors and why you might want each one.

The Surrogacy Odyssey: A Comprehensive Exploration

The Surrogacy Odyssey: A Comprehensive Exploration

Embarking on the extraordinary journey of surrogacy is a decision laden with profound implications, a voyage that reshapes lives and forges new connections. Whether you are a prospective surrogate or intended parent, the path of surrogacy demands a nuanced understanding of the emotional, legal, and ethical considerations intertwined with this life-altering process. In this comprehensive exploration, we will delve into the multifaceted dimensions of surrogacy, shedding light on crucial aspects while also dissecting the ethical considerations that guide this transformative journey.

How Hospitals Can Be Inviting Spaces for Doulas

How Hospitals Can Be Inviting Spaces for Doulas

At one birth I attended over the weekend, I saw about five nurses, three OB-GYN doctors, and probably around 10 OB-GYN residents (i.e. Meredith Grey at the beginning of Grey’s Anatomy). It wasn’t until the end of the birth that something happened and I was FLOORED about how one resident did something totally tiny to include me as a part of the team.

Consent: Sharing a Disturbing Violation of Birth Consent

Consent: Sharing a Disturbing Violation of Birth Consent

If you are active on the birth side of social media, you have likely seen the viral video going around titled, “Violation of Consent”. In case you have not seen it, it’s a short clip of a fresh baby laid on their parents stomach. The baby appears reactive and making noises. Instantly, you can see multiple nurses’ arms reach into view and vigorously rub the baby. The parent’s face looks quite shocked. The parent pleads, “Can you just stop for a second?”.

One of the nurses responds, “No, we need to stimulate her, we need to get her crying and mad!”

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