Rachel shares an incredible journey with us through an unplanned cesarean, a less than ideal hospital VBAC, and a more triumphant HBAC! During both hospital births, the staff performed procedures on her without asking or without explaining much at all. The lack of informed consent and refusal is genuinely devastating. You will switch from being appalled to laughing out loud with Julie and Meagan as you listen to Rachel share the details of her home birth. Someone could learn just about everything they need to know to have a satisfying birth experience by learning about all the different scenarios she went through. Then, Julie gets on a soapbox about what proper informed consent looks like according to the AMA (American Medical Association’s) guidelines. We love her story, and we know you will, too! You can find even more information on proper informed consent on our VBAC blog at The Truth About Informed Consent
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