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Episode Info: SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Download Honey, the FREE browser add-on that finds you the best deals online and automatically applies the discounts to your cart at check out! Go to joinhoney.com/KWEENS and start saving today. --- In this episode we’re exploring the topic of informed consent in birth with midwife Ilana Stanger-Ross. Ilana is a Registered Midwife based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and the author of "A is for Advice (The Reassuring Kind): Wisdom for Pregnancy" (William Morrow, 2019). Originally from Brooklyn, she received a BA at Barnard College; an MA in Fiction at Temple University, where she held their University Fellowship; and a Bachelors in Midwifery from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Here’s an overview of what’s included in this episode: Ilana’s background and how she transitioned from being a writer in the US to a midwife in Canada What informed consent/choice means and how Ilana speaks about this aspect of care with her midwifery clients How being empowered and supported to make decisions for yourself and your baby throughout pregnancy often results in feeling more confident in yourself once your baby has arrived Ensuring that clients have informed consent even when they’re overwhelmed or experiencing decision fatigue The nuances of practicing informed consent throughout labor and birth when most people aren’t willing or able to have long conversations Some tips for birth workers and birthing people to ensure that informed consent/choice is being practiced --- If you liked this episode of the Birth Kweens Podcast, tell your friends! And go to iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and Spotify to rate/review/subscribe to the show. For more from us, visit www.BirthKweens.com to sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram @BirthKweens, join our Facebook group the Birth Kweens Podcast Community, and email us at birthkweens@gmail.com with your questions, suggestions and feedback. Also, be sure to click here so that you can support the show while doing your regular Amazon shopping!
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