Better Birth Starts by Watching This
Georgetown University researcher Ryan McAllister asks this question about American birth, “Would you pay more than full price for something that is broken?”
Thank you to Ryan McAllister and his team for this excellent lecture, it is worth your time to watch. The work he presents is what I spend much of my time lecturing on and advocating for mothers as both a blogger and women’s health physical therapist.
I had no idea how broken birth was until I was pregnant with my first son, Michael, in 2005. It was because of my dogged tenacity and my education in health care that I had enough confidence and knowledge to question my baby doctor (who at that time was an ob/gyn).
At the most exciting time of my life, visits to my doctor left me feeling alone and neglected. I did not feel well cared for, much...