Creating a Safe Parent-Centered Childbirth with Injury Information with Mandy Irby
If you were to describe your ideal birth, I imagine you would describe your care as focused and individualized to you and your family’s needs. Many of you would probably talk about trauma-informed care, and I think more than anything else, I think everyone wants a safe birth. You probably wouldn’t describe being treated like a new car on the assembly line, but did you know that the US hospital system follows procedures outlined by Toyota to make your experience easier?
In today’s episode Yoga Birth babies I talk with certified obstetrical nurse Mandy Irby about how to create a safe, patient-centered, and trauma-informed birth. Mandy offers an incredible tactic to help you walk away from this episode. She describes ways you can protect yourself and highlights systemic problems in current birth culture. She explains what personalized care is and how you can create this standard of care for yourself in a hospital.
If you are pregnant or just had a baby and this is something that resonates with you, I highly recommend giving this episode a listen. This will give you the opportunity to support yourself or your team, support you, advocate for your interests and make sure that the team you choose really sees you and shows up for you. I am so glad to hear this conversation with Mandy!
In this episode you will learn:
- Learn about Mandy and what led her to pursue a career in nursing and focus on trauma-informed care.
- Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and isolated as an L&D nurse trying to improve birth outcomes.
- Description of trauma-based care.
- The standard of care Mandy currently receives in hospitals.
- What parent-centered and trauma-informed care looks like.
- Mandy’s vision is to make childbirth more parent-centered, trauma-informed, and safe for all.
- How to advocate for parent-centered help with trauma information during a hospital stay or during a simple visit with your doctor.
- Suggestions for excellent communication between birth mothers and medical staff.
- Mandy has seen positive changes in parent-centred care.
- One last tip/advice that Mandy would like to give to new and expectant parents.
- Where to find mehndi works.
Mandy Irby, the pronouns are she/her, is a certified maternity nurse with 13 years of experience supporting survivors of assault and trauma, during pregnancy, birth planning, and at the bedside during birth and pregnancy loss. As a nurse, parent, educator, and multi-passion entrepreneur, Mandy is inspired by the transformative experience of childbirth. It aims to make human rights and autonomy central to modern birth culture through education, coaching and counseling.
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