Progressive Parenting: Interview with Dr. Stuart Fischbein – BREECH BIRTH

Breech Birth with Dr. Stuart Fischbein (click to listen)

Dr. Stuart Fischbein is a strong supporter of patients rights to informed consent and refusal. He believes a patient has the right to choose her own path given true and not skewed informed consent. Following that tenet, just as a woman should be able to choose to have an elective c/section she should be able to choose not to have one, as well. He believes the American system of hospital based obstetric practice has been eroding those choices for women for quite some time. Due to concerns of economics, expediency and fears of litigation women are being coerced to make choices that may not be in their best interest.

On this show we will be discussing Breech Birth.  He believes that term breech presentation should be treated as just a variation of normal. And if selection criteria are met then informed consent and choice belong to the woman and her loved ones. While a hospital that respects autonomy would be an ideal place for these women to give birth that is not the current reality we live in. Choices are so extremely limited. That is just one of the most compelling reasons why another birthing option is so needed in America.

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