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Comment by Birth Videos on May 31, 2011 at 10:58am
That's so sad to hear, I hope your next birth is a homebirth and that you film it to share with us!
Comment by Samantha on May 31, 2011 at 10:43am

Yes even with me Screaming NO at him, I found out when I tried to look into the doc getting in trouble for what he did nothing came of it. they dont do much for the women and her rights. 


All I know is I will NEVER have another baby in the hospital again.  Its not like I am a uninformed women that knows nothing of birth going into this I thought I took all the steps to have the birth I wanted and yet some how this still happen. Still hard for me to deal with at some days.


IF you like you can read the whole birth story on my page. 

Comment by MegBoz on May 31, 2011 at 5:07am

"the doc cut even with me screaming no at him"

This is illegal. I believe the official term is "medical battery." It is every bit against the law as rape or someone punching you.

When you scream, "No, don't do that to me" and a doc does it anyway, he's breaking the law. Even if he "pulls the dead baby card" - it is still illegal! Even if he says, "Baby would have died if I didn't cut" - IT IS STILL ILLEGAL if you're saying 'no'! The mother still has bodily integrity to make decisions about what happens to her body -it is not up to the doctors to decide *for* her what needs to be done.

Unfortunately, as I remember reading in the great book "Pushed" - lawyers won't generally take the case of episiotomies-against-consent, because they are unwinnable. It's a terrible shame and I really wish some mama & lawyer would try to prosecute & get a jury to see REASON & LOGIC. It is a shame HCPs are getting away with crimes on a regular basis.


I think conviction of a few HCPs & decent press coverage of said convictions might be advantageous in stopping episiotomy-against-consent & the absurd, ridiculous belief so many HCPs seem to have that THEY are the ones making the decisions.

Comment by Birth Videos on May 30, 2011 at 7:14pm
Comment by Samantha on May 30, 2011 at 7:01pm
I did talk this over with my doc and told him I would rather tear then get cut but when another doc is rushed in and they do what they please to you even with you screaming at you not much you could do. My legs where being held my two nurse or I think I would have kid him.
Comment by Birth Videos on May 30, 2011 at 9:52am
Yes Samantha!
Comment by Birth Videos on May 30, 2011 at 9:50am
Meloriel great comments I totally agree!
Comment by Meloriel on May 29, 2011 at 8:38pm

I couldn't stand this doctor! What a jerk! I think HCPs that YELL at women who are in such terrible pain should lose their licenses.


I consider episiotomies to be a form of violence. When I gave birth, I shouted at my midwife that if she cut me, I'd kick her in the face. Those were exactly my words. "If you cut me, I'll kick you in the face."


I don't know why other doctors don't listen, but I highly recommend discussing the details of one's birth plan with the doctor/midwife ahead of time and being VERY clear and VERY adamant that you will not allow certain things — episiotomy, unnecessary IVs, the now routine shot of oxitocin after birth (I didn't get that), as well as unnecessary fetal monitoring. (A Doppler works fine.) Hospital nurses are trained to tell you that it's hospital policy, but you can still refuse. Women aren't chunks of meat to be treated as the doctor sees fit.

Comment by Samantha on May 29, 2011 at 2:52pm
I am Vary sad to say that my surro son I just had Dec 7 the doc cut(4th degrees) even with me screaming no at him and it in my birth plan,  I say it is not enough to have talked it over with you Doc or have in your birth plan you need to make sure your doc does not do them. In my case the labor and delivery was really fast 2 & 1/2 hours all together and it was an induction at 42 weeks. and my doc did not make it in time. I dont know if will ever trust medical staff the same.
Comment by Birth Videos on March 26, 2011 at 5:56pm
Thanks Amber, I too am glad this woman was willing to share her video.She was doing fine and an episitomy was not necessary.


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