Episode 72 Content and Overview
A recurring issue I hear about from many expecting moms is that you are getting pushback from your care providers on your prenatal care or birth preferences, feel like you aren’t being heard, and feel like you aren’t given choices. I want to help bridge the gap between you and your care provider and I have a guest on today who is really going to help you better navigate your relationship with your care provider. Our conversation went above and beyond communicating with your care provider to tips on how to find the right doctor or midwife, red flags that you may want to consider a new care provider, and how fear within the medical community can impact your pregnancy and birth.
Dr. Stuart Fischbein is an OB/Gyn in Southern California and has been practicing for over 3 decades. Throughout his career he has had extensive training and experience in vaginal breech and twin birth at some of the busiest Los Angeles area hospitals. He has co-authored and contributed to multiple books and hosts Dr. Stu’s Podcast. He has three times been awarded Physician of the Year by the Doulas Association of Southern California, and in 2008 received their first Lifetime Achievement Award. On top of all of that Dr. Stu is LA’s only OB/Gyn specializing in natural breech, twin and VBAC birth. Dr. Stu has a long history of support for Midwives and the alternative to the medical model of birth they provide. He is really an outspoken advocate of your right to informed consent and refusal and the exercise of your free will.
Included in This Episode
- Dr. Stu’s paper: Home Birth with an Obstetrician: A Series of 135 Out of Hospital Births
- The Actual Truth About Relative Risk (Dr. Stu’s Podcast episode 101)
- Informed consent and refusal
- Tips to find the right care provider
- Fear in the medical community and how it impacts your pregnancy and birth
- Being an intelligent consumer
- Natural Birth (Pregnancy Podcast episode 40)
- Birthing Instincts
- Dr. Stu’s blog
- Dr. Stu’s Podcast
- Dr. Stu’s videos
- Documentary: Head’s Up! The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery