Informed Consent Archives | Tricia Murray

Informed Consent

Hope is not a strategy

Well certainly not for birth – planning for birth needs preparation – mental, physical, emotional preparation as well building knowledge about the physical act of birth. Consider a marathon runner – what would she do to prepare for her marathon? Especially if she was keen to do it in a specific time! If you’re a …

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Let’s talk positive birth

What do we mean by positive birth? When I talk about a positive birth, it’s where a mother’s feel empowered, that they’ve had ownership over the decisions about their birth as they’ve had access to good quality information, where mums have felt respected, loved and looked after. Where mums can reflect on their birth as a …

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Informed consent – protecting mothers and babies rights through birth choices and practices

Informed consent is a practice provided by medical teams during the birth of a baby or babies – mums may consent over the use of interventions such as for induction, pain relief, surgery.  However, what is it that they are consenting over? Often it’s the side effects of any given drug or procedure.  But is …

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