Women's Choice in Childbirth. Really?

Women’s Choice in Childbirth. Really?

This webinar was organised by Prof. Stella Villarmea in collaboration with the Center for Values Based Practice.
What do we mean by informed consent and shared decision-making in childbirth? Does informed consent just equate shared decision-making? Who, of all involved, has the final say? Birth care proposes key questions relating to knowledge, freedom, and what it means to be a human being. These questions will be explored by Prof. Brenda Kelly, Prof. Soo Downe and Prof. Stella Villarmea along with testimonials from individuals about their birthing experience.

Welcome and Introduction by Stella Villarmea
Childbirth: Hijacked – Personal Testimony
Everyday I advocate for human rights, but no one advocated for me on that day – Personal Testimony
Shared Decision Making in clinical practice: why so difficult? by Brenda Kelly
‘You can have any colour car as long as it is black’: the illusion of choice and the childbirth menu by Soo Downe
I’ve never felt so irrelevant in my life’: implicit bias in childbirth by Stella Villarmea
Discussion
Moving Forward – VBP in Childbirth Network
Closing remarks

Full webinar play list (YouTube)


Childbirth: Hijacked – Personal Testimony


Everyday I advocate for human rights, but no one advocated for me on that day – Personal Testimony


Shared Decision Making in clinical practice: why so difficult? by Brenda Kelly


Soo Downe-‘You can have any colour car as long as it is black’: the illusion of choice in childbirth


Stella Villarmea – “I’ve never felt so irrelevant in my life”: implicit bias in childbirth


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