This is, hands-down, the best video I have ever seen on the topic of maternal and neonatal health. Settle in – it’s about 17 minutes long. If you are interested in these issues, you will love this.
If you are unsure of the critical importance of having full term babies and avoiding prematurity, you will get your answers. If you wonder why we keep talking about lowering the birth intervention rate (epidurals, c-sections, inductions etc.), supporting women in receiving their perinatal care and promoting breastfeeding, you will have to ask no longer.
If you wonder why we as a society need to support all mothers in having healthy pregnancies, births and babies, just listen to the cost of NOT supporting them.
In the end, the video talks about the midwifery model of care – it mentions doulas once or twice in passing, but it is not a doula promotion. It is a HEALTH promotion.
I think I’m going to revisit this topic again later. But for now – put away anything else you’re doing – watch. And pass it on.
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