Every day around 10,000 babies are born in the United States, and 1/3 of those are born via cesarian section (c-section). This rate continues to climb, with many experts saying it's getting too high.
Dr. Stuart Fischbein, MD OB/GYN has been in the private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Southern California since 1986. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1982. He has a long history of support for Midwives and the alternative to the medical model of birth they provide.
he is a long-time outspoken advocate of a woman's' right to informed consent and refusal and the exercise of her free will, and since 2010, Dr. Fischbein continues to provide direct patient care and attend home and birth center births with his midwife colleagues. He has published two papers and one case report highlighting his experiences and continues to travel and lecture on reteaching breech birth.
he joins Dr. Susanne to talk about a woman's choice in the birthing process, informed consent, how he got into the holistic approach to pregnancy and birth, and the main differences between natural and hospital births.