Repost from @birthingadvocacy
Informed consent should be at the center of all interactions when it comes to birth. Informed consent is a conversation that includes:
✅ An explanation of what is being asked
✅ A list of the benefits
✅ A list of risks
✅ A list of alternatives, including doing nothing
✅ An opportunity for questions and further clarification
✅ Adequate time to make a decision
Informed consent holds the birthing person at the center of all decisions. It places value on their choice and holds them above the productivity of the medical-industrial complex.
Were you given the opportunity to provide informed consent?
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