S01 E02: The medicalisation of birth – epilogue with Gauri Algar from the Yoni Tree

Jul 4, 2023 | birth, pregnancy

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This is a little epilogue to our first episode and conversation with Gauri about free birthing. 

Here we talk about the medicalisation of birth and unravel the often complex political and social structures that surround protocols, pressures on care stuff as well as birthing mothers.

I published this part of the conversation separately because it contains our opinions and musings about how the systems works and what is conducive and unsupportive for the actual physiological process of birth. 

And I would like to stress that these are our opinions only, amongst many that might be contrary by many on this subject. 

If you resonate with what we discuss here, it is well worth checking out the first episode of the Mothermouth series.

Much love from your Steph

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