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Tue, Jul 26

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Abuse in Maternity Care - An Open Discussion

Abuse, manipulation and neglect in maternity care is an ongoing major contributing factor to maternal mortality, injury and poor outcomes such as trauma and postpartum depression and anxiety. Defining these behaviors is the first step is recognizing and eventually STOPPING them.

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Abuse in Maternity Care - An Open Discussion
Abuse in Maternity Care - An Open Discussion

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Zoom Meeting

About the Event

The first step in healing the abusive culture that our maternity industry allows and perpetuates is to deconstruct what actually happens in the prenatal care clinic room as well as the labor and delivery suites.  

We will facilitate an open discussion during this event, moving toward solutions.  

Let's talk about our own experiences and then label the behaviors.  

Once we define the bevaiors we can start to brainstorm some solutions: 

What can a pregnant persons response be?  

How can providers be educated on the impact their words and actions are having on the psyche of their patients?  

Will change come from discussion alone?

Is there a hierarchy of policy change that needs to take place?

What does that look like?

Equipping of consumers?

Alternatives might be what?

Broadening education might include what?

We look forward to really focusing on dismepowering the evil practices that are harming birthing people and their infants.  Starting the discussion is only the first step.  Please join us as we begin here.  Together.

If the time alotted is not enough to truly dig into this subject matter (and we are suspecting it may not be), we will definitely plan out another date and time to continue the work.  At this time, our Director is hoping to create a series on Varieties of Abuse in Maternity Care and this discussion will definitely help give voice to the direction of that series.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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