Heritage Therapy Blog
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A new CDC study, (link below), suggests that mistreatment during maternity care happens more than previously known. The data suggests this impacts minority races, and women who don't have private insurance more proportionally. Here are some pointers for fathers to prevent any senseless damage to the mother or child.
Due Diligence- Interviewing and researching different care provider options with the goal of finding "respectful care", by looking for credible reviews.
Believing the Mother- Encourage her to speak up by empowering her voice. Many times, mothers try to endure and end up "suffering in silence" because they are told that it's normal, or they are afraid of making it a "big deal".
Be Vigilant- Do not hesitate to change providers if needed. Encourage her to trust her intuition. Many mothers are able to sense when something is wrong, but they just need to feel supported to be able to speak their concerns.
Every childbirth is precious! Avoid any physical or mental health implications by staying purposeful and informed!
Christiana Aggreh -