Birth Allowed Radio show

Birth Allowed Radio

Summary: Give birth on your own terms.

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 Episode 4 - An Anti-Trust Lawyer Champions Midwives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:45

In this episode, perhaps the most experienced midwifery law lawyer in the U.S. talks about why midwives need lawyers, as well as the David vs. Goliath struggles of families fighting hospital and medical lobbies for the right to maternity care outside of hospitals. BONUS: That time she was one of the first women lawyers to argue (and win!) a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 Episode 3 - A Doula Fights the System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:45

In this episode, a doula based out of New York City talks about the abuse she experiences and witnesses as she supports clients during childbirth.

 Episode 2 - A Kentucky Home Birth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:37

In this episode, Lexington, KY, couple Helen & Kris Nonn describe the home birth of their son, born "illegally" with Certified Professional Midwives, and talk about why they made that choice for his birth.

 Episode 1 - Kentucky Birth Monopoly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:29

In this episode, Cristen talks with Mary Carol Akers, a certified nurse midwife who has been fighting local hospitals for years to open an independent birth center in Kentucky; Mary Kathryn Delodder, the head of the consumer coalition working to legalize out-of-hospital midwifery in Kentucky; and a Central Kentucky couple who was turned away from two hospitals *while the mother was in labor* for wanting to have a vaginal birth after Cesarean.


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