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Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast


Apr 3, 2019

In today’s episode we welcome Ginger Breedlove, PhD, to talk about the Maternal Mortality Crisis in the United States. Ginger has been a Midwife and OB Nurse 40 years. Her decades of experience shine light on the worsening crises in supporting and caring for new moms and babies in the U.S. As past president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Founder and President of March for Moms, Founder of Grow Midwives Consulting, LLC and widely known speaker on improving maternity care, her current focus is encouraging consumers to find voice and engage in decision-making to save lives and improve their health.

Ginger also recently edited the book “Nobody Told Me About That: The First 6 Weeks”. This book covers many critical issues confronting the first few weeks of parenting. Nobody receives a comprehensive education on how to be a new parent. The authors are experienced professionals from a variety of disciplines dedicated to helping families of newborns.

In this episode, Ginger and Darcy discuss the reasons why the maternal healthcare system in America is failing so many mothers and families, why we all need to raise awareness of the lack of medical attention to some mothers, and how you can reclaim your power to ensure a healthy, happy experience giving birth and becoming a mother.

Key Takeaway: We all must work together to improve the way mothers are cared for in this country. Empowering women to be more verbal with their healthcare providers, preparing them for obstacles they may face, and encouraging them to find the support the need, will ultimately decrease the maternal mortality rate and usher in a new age of healthcare in America.

Highlights: 

  • What is causing this epidemic?
  • How to help others to use their voice in order to take back control during their healthcare experience.
  • Strategies to stand up for yourself
  • The deadly “Deny and Delay” in healthcare
  • Midwife vs OB
  • Maternal Health Care System in different countries
  • Birth has become far too medicalized in American
  • Self-education and know/plan what you want!
  • Shared-decision making
  • How March for Moms happened
  • Advocacy App
  • The importance of marching on the mall and being visible to Congress
  • “Nobody told me about that……”
  • Postpartum facts

Your Birth Your Worth Podcast

Website: https://www.yourbirthyourworthpodcast.com/

Darcy Sauers

Website: http://www.thedouladarcy.com/

https://www.thirdtrimesterthrive.com/

Blog: http://www.thedouladarcy.com/blog/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedouladarcy/

Ginger Breedlove

Website: http://www.growmidwives.com/who-we-are/ginger-breedlove/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gingerbreedlove
Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Told-Me-About-That/dp/1790133637
March for Moms Website: http://www.marchformoms.org/