Childbirth is more than just that precious moment when a baby takes its first breath; it’s also about being fully prepared for everything that comes before. In today’s episode, we are thrilled to be joined by the Childbirth Advocate and Author of A Parent’s Guide to a Safer Childbirth, Gina Mundy. In over 21 years as an attorney who specializes in childbirth cases, Gina has spent countless hours meticulously scrutinizing childbirth cases, conducting interviews with delivery teams, and thoroughly examining medical records to gain an in-depth understanding of every decision made during labor and delivery. These experiences paved the way for her writings, and her recently released guide is loaded with vital information that you probably won’t find in any other pregnancy book. Our conversation begins with Gina explaining her unique background in law and how it influenced her book. Then, we get a glimpse at the dangers of Pitocin misadministration before comparing the infant mortality rate and other statistics between America and other countries. We also learn why fetal monitors are important, why and how Gina made her book less “scary” than other pregnancy books, how childbirth attorneys engage with stillborn cases, and the role of baby advocates. To end, our guest highlights the most important things for expecting mothers to be aware of, and she explains in detail why and how her book is going to positively impact the future of childbirth.
Key Points from This Episode:
- Introducing the Attorney and Author, Gina Mundy.
- Exploring Gina’s unique background in childbirth law and how it influenced her writing.
- A closer look at her book, A Parent’s Guide to a Safer Childbirth, and why she wrote it.
- The Pitocin dilemma.
- How statistics (like infant mortality rate) differ in America versus in other countries, and why.
- Advocating for fetal monitors.
- Why Gina prioritized making her book less scary for expecting parents to read.
- How she and other childbirth attorneys engage with stillborn cases.
- The top 5 things that every pregnant mom must know, including how to find the right doctor.
- Assessing the role of a baby advocate.
- Why Gina believes that her book, when read, will positively impact the future of childbirths.
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