Navigating Pregnancy and Birth: The Power of Informed Consent and Autonomy, Pt 2/3

By: Care Messer | Childbirth education, Hypnobirthing, Podcast | October 12, 2023

Today’s show is part two of our early education series and Ashley and I dive into the crucial topics of informed consent and autonomy during pregnancy and birth. And honestly, they extend through postpartum. Drawing from our own experiences and perspectives, we want you to join the conversation about the importance of being fully informed and empowered to make decisions about your own care.

We explore in detail the concept of boundaries and the immense power that comes with saying “no” when it’s necessary. We recognize that consent is not just a checkbox on a form but a fundamental aspect of respecting a person’s autonomy and bodily integrity.

Throughout the conversation, we explore the evolving attitudes towards consent within the medical field and the limitations of relying solely on signed consent forms(Yay Gen Z!!). We emphasize the need for a shift in mindset, where supporting individual choices and providing comprehensive information become the norm in appointments and at the hospital.

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Stay tuned for our next episode(Part 3), where we will focus on the topic of Connection.

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About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


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