We often hear women speak of their horrendous experiences whereby their dr or midwife was extremely rough with them... But how about experiencing it first hand. Actually watching someone abuse their authority and hurt a vulnerable mother and her baby during labour.
This year, actually very recently, our chief executive witnessed not one but two accounts of abuse on labouring women.
One mother was forcefully held on the bed, on her back by a midwife while another shouted abuse to the mother.... Another mother had a (Ve) by a male dr with two other midwives in the room and her doula and the Dr forcefully stuck his fingers in her whilst forcefully pushing the top of the mothers stomach down. It almost looked like a scene from a horror movie..... And no one except our chief exect said anything.. I cant stress how important it is for us as birth professionals to stand up and be counted whether that means whistle blow, complain, speak out against this because if we dont we will see the affects in the next generation to come and they wont only have their own environmental and life issues to deal with but intergenerational trauma too and this will manifest in an increase in severe mental health issues.
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