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#32: Understanding Your Rights and Preventing Birth Challenges with Birth Law Expert Gina Mundy

On this episode of the Mindful Womb Podcast, we are joined by Gina Mundy, an attorney who specializes in childbirth cases. For over two decades, she has analyzed the mistakes that are made during labor and delivery. Drawing on this knowledge, she helps parents prevent these mistakes and have a healthy baby. 

In this episode, we dive into the following:

  • Your rights as a birthing person

  • The most common mistakes that lead to challenges in childbirth

  • What families can do to avoid common mistakes in childbirth law cases

  • How to advocate for yourself in a hospital setting

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Welcome back to another episode of the Mindful Womb Podcast. Today we are joined by the incredible Gina Mundy. We dug into the nitty-gritty of childbirth, tackling everything from chaotic labor units to the critical role of fetal heart rate monitoring. So, grab your favorite cozy blanket and settle in as we unravel the key takeaways from our chat.

Behind the Scenes of Busy Labor Units

Gina kicked things off with a gut-wrenching story about a family who lost their baby in the midst of a bustling labor and delivery unit. It hit hard, shining a light on the need for families to be active participants in monitoring their baby's heart rate. We dove into the chaos of busy labor units, emphasizing the importance of early engagement with the delivery team, especially when things get a bit wild.

Cracking the Code of Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

Our conversation swiftly moved to a topic that gets under Gina's skin – the secrecy around a baby's heart rate in the medical world. We unraveled the mysteries of continuous monitoring, especially when interventions like pitocin and epidurals enter the scene. Gina spilled the beans on how decoding heart rate tracings can be a game-changer, giving families the knowledge to make informed decisions and be active players in their birth story.

Being the Boss of Your Birth Experience

Gina and I had a blast diving into evidence-based practices, like intermittent auscultation for those chill pregnancies without interventions. But, and it's a big but, when interventions are in play, continuous monitoring takes center stage. We championed the idea of families arming themselves with the know-how of interpreting heart rate tracings. Why? So they can confidently advocate for a birth experience that's not just safe but aligns with their vibe.

Birth Empowerment through Know-How

Gina Mundy peeled back the layers of childbirth intricacies, offering some down-to-earth wisdom for families embarking on this wild ride. Gina's commitment to birth advocacy, evident in her book and resources, is like a beacon for expecting parents. So, dive into your birthing journey armed with the knowledge to actively steer your course, decode heart rate mysteries, and make decisions that resonate with you.

For more Gina goodness and a treasure trove of resources, swing by Trust me; you're in for a treat!


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