Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How respectful are you to birthing women?

It is very sad that at a time when women are at their most vulnerable they are still suffering appalling treatment and violence.

But even little things can make a huge difference to the way women feel, so I challenge midwives and students...do you treat women with respect?

How do you speak to them? What do you think about them? How do you judge women? Do you uphold their right to informed choice, and control over their care? Do you ensure they have privacy at all times? Do you do everything you can to speak their language? Do you facilitate access to food that is appropriate for them to eat and the religious support they require?

Here is the latest video from the White Ribbon Alliance to help us think about how we show respect to birthing women.


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