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CAM Birth Story: Ilka’s Cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Ilka Szilagyi. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to:
Well, my story is a tale of complicated things.
First of all, you have to know that midwifery in Hungary is borderline illegal, since there were no laws around it [...]

Disrespect and abuse in facility-based childbirth

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a report on disrespect and abuse in facility-based childbirth around the world.
From the Executive Summary:
Lack of respectful and non-abusive care at birth may encompass many points along a
continuum that spans dignified, patient centered care, non-dignified care, and overtly abusive
maternal care. Examples of disrespect and abuse [...]