Ep 258: Jodi’s Birth Story - Forceps With No Pain Medication

55m | May 14, 2024

For many parents, selecting where they’re going to give birth is an important part of the planning process. However, Jodi lives on a small island with only one hospital and didn’t have a choice in the matter.

Though she and her baby are healthy, the birth was intensely challenging. Jodi’s pain went under-treated and many procedures were done without adequate communication. While I want to acknowledge that rural and remote medicine is complex, the pain Jodi suffered is unacceptable.

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • How long it took to get from Jodi’s home to the hospital
  • How her “advanced maternal age” affected the care she received
  • Why she was unable to leave the bed during delivery
  • Why doctors were in a hurry to get the baby out
  • How doctors could’ve done a better job of communicating
  • Whether forceps are still commonly used
  • What it was like for Jodi to experience an episiotomy & forceps delivery without adequate pain management
  • What steps were taken to deliver/remove the placenta


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