I am interested in getting some real-time feedback from others about their "views" in regards the system that is already in place for the average American woman giving birth.

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I think the informed consent idea really needs to be done with pitocin. They need a sheet listing the pro's and cons. I also agree that we have a really fractured system. I'm not sure how to fix that one, though because their is a lot of misunderstanding on both sides.
I have many thoughts on this, but I don't have the time right now to write about them all. I think the way "informed consent" is done is not working. I don't feel women are truly being educated well enough to give their consent to many of the common obstetrical practices. I recently saw an episode of A Baby Story where the expectant parents had to attend a class about epidurals in order to be able to receive an epidural at the hospital where they planned to have their baby. I was impressed that the hospital made this requirement, and I feel every expectant mother should be educated fully about all of her options, although I'm not sure how this would effectively be done.
I think it would be neat if we could compile a list of ideas from everyone, like what we kind of have here, and then work on doing what we can. Like, say we work on informed consent for a while...collaborate together and figure out how we can help...then go to the next thing on the list.

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