Lesson 3 of 3
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Part 3: Medicalized Birth and the Lasting Impacts on Baby Health

January 28, 2024

In this final part, a range of delivery interventions are shown to physically damage babies’ spine and nervous systems. Statistics are then shared revealing how the US system yields poor outcomes despite massive spending. The speaker concludes arguing how this medicalized approach constitutes an artificial, traumatic experience that harms subsequent wellbeing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tools like forceps risk spinal misalignment, brain bleeding, broken bones
  • C-sections still require aggressive pulling, risking nerve injury
  • US spends hugely on maternal care yet lags behind other countries in safety
  • Natural birth is treated as unsafe; medicine seen as answer
  • Result is traumatic experience setting baby up for long-term detriments