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Breaking Tradition in Prenatal Care – Taking Back Birth Episode 3

June 14, 2013

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In this episode of Taking Back Birth, I take a close look at how to “break the tradition” of prenatal care and get the care you actually want and need.

Here are just a few of the things I discuss…

  • Why not choosing “medical care” during pregnancy is a valid option for many women.
  • How “prenatal care” as we know it is based on custom and ritual… not evidence!
  • What the W.H.O. recommends for low-risk, healthy women.
  • Other pregnancy care models that break tradition.

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  1. SarahSupernovaKaliShanti says:

    Thank you Maryn for opening these discussions. I love breaking tradition too… if it’s all messed up and broken, shake it up and put new pieces together!

  2. indiebirth says:

    SarahSupernovaKaliShanti -Yep, that’s our job…get rid of the old, or reconstruct it, and make the new!  Which, really, is a lot like the old old…..:)

  3. Elisabeth says:

    Love the info. It is something to think about.

  4. Rasa says:

    Wondering if I could get the info on those interesting resources you mentioned in the end of this pod cast. I love your website and all your work 🙂 Thank you!

  5. Yes! Please email me at maryn@indiebirth.com
    Thanks for your support.

  6. Jamie B says:

    Maryn, these are pure gold. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for these podcasts. They are far beyond resourceful and beneficial. Looking forward to my UA homebirth. Thank you ❤️

  7. Thank you soooooo much for this insightful and absolutely necessary podcast. I love it when you say that “just like labor&birth isn’t a disease, so is not pregnancy” -so why are most women still looking for answers and reassurance (too much) from the medical providers??? And a big YEASSS for pregnancy/family-centered prenatal care groups. Makes so much sense! Just absolutely love this podcast! Please share the resources with me on my email when you get a chance? Love and gratitude to you always.

  8. Shanice says:

    With each podcast, I feel the negative cycles breaking in my generations! This is so beautiful and eye opening. I feel so wise and intuitive and safe by the end of each podcast. Thank you so much I am now so excited for my next pregnancy and home birth

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