Childbirth

Child Birth Podcast

#23 Part Two, Informed Consent – A Conversation with Bashi Kumar-Hazard: The NSW Birth Trauma Inquiry

In this episode, Karen and Bashi are having a raw and frank conversation about informed consent and birth. It is our hope that by honouring and hearing those women who have experienced trauma in our maternity system and by having important and yes at times, confronting conversations such as this one, we may be able …

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Calmbirth Podcast Ep 22

#22 A conversation with Bashi Kumar-Hazard: The NSW Birth Trauma Inquiry – Part One

Bashi Kumar-Hazard is an Australian competition and consumer rights lawyer and the principal of B W Law, a legal practice established to support and assist women and children. She is also the chair of the international organisation Human Rights in Childbirth and works tirelessly to advocate for women’s rights and birthing people worldwide. In this …

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#21 Understanding Pain in Labour

In this episode, Karen discusses the two different approaches and perceptions of pain in labour. These are the medical approach where pain in labour is seen as dysfunctional and something to be ‘fixed’, and the holistic (midwifery) approach where it is seen as a functional discomfort that is purposeful and therefore important to ‘work with’. It is …

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