A parent’s guide to a safer childbirth with Gina Mundy

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A parent's guide to a safer childbirth with Gina Mundy

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In this episode, we are joined by Gina Mundy, an attorney and author of ‘A Parent’s Guide to Safer Childbirth.’ Together, we’ll explore the essential role of a ‘baby advocate,’ the power of a well-crafted birth plan, and the impact of medical interventions on birth outcomes.

Gina brings her wealth of experience, both personal and professional, to light the path for expectant parents, addressing the serious implications of drugs like Pitocin and the dynamics of busy labor units. With her expertise, we’ll dive into the 20 must-ask questions for your obstetrician to ensure credibility and specialized care.

And it doesn’t end there. Gina’s passion for the brain’s impact on childbirth, her involvement with top-notch neurological experts, and the importance of prenatal care are all on the table.

Prepare for a transformative conversation that merges the intricacies of brain health with the profound journey of bringing new life into the world.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Gina’s background as an attorney specializing in childbirth cases
  • Understanding the risks of medical interventions like Pitocin
  • The controversial nature and societal pressure around elective c-section
  • Gina’s 20 questions for evaluating a doctor’s expertise and credibility
  • Tips for finding a good doctor for pregnancy and childbirth
  • Why the decision to break water during labor is significant and should be carefully considered
  • The importance of a doctor’s communication with both the patient and delivery team
  • Gina’s guide on handling childbirth with care

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More about Gina Mundy

Gina Mundy is an attorney that specializes in childbirth cases. For over two decades, she has analyzed the mistakes that are made during labor and delivery. Drawing on this knowledge, she has authored the bestselling book “A Parent’s Guide to a Safer Childbirth” to help parents prevent these mistakes and have a healthy baby.  Rather than merely getting involved after an unfortunate mistake was made, Gina has taken a proactive approach by getting involved before childbirth.

Throughout her career Gina has traveled nationwide, engaging with healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and midwives to explore all aspects of labor and delivery. These interactions have provided her with invaluable insights, enabling her to appreciate the diverse perspectives prevalent in different regions of the country. Meeting with experts from various states, she has explored and analyzed the myriad of issues that can arise during labor and delivery, impacting both mother and baby.

Gina has conducted extensive research, meticulously analyzing, and dissecting countless studies pertaining to childbirth. This rigorous process was essential in equipping her with the necessary knowledge to undertake lengthy cross-examinations of a diverse array of experts. Through these examinations, she skillfully discerns their opinions on the errors that have occurred during labor and delivery. This has sharpened her knowledge allowing her to become highly proficient in the nuances of childbirth.

In her capacity as legal counsel, Gina has closely worked with delivery teams whose care has been questioned following adverse outcomes. She has spent thousands of hours meticulously scrutinizing cases, conducting interviews with delivery teams, and thoroughly examining medical records to gain an in-depth understanding of every decision made during labor and delivery.

More about Connect My Brain:

Why is this happening to my kid and what can I do about it? If you are the parent of a developmentally delayed child then you’ve probably asked this question more than once. That’s where I come in! I’m Dr. Laura Hanson and I specialize in identifying the “why” and telling you the “what.” Join me every Thursday for a deeper look at how our brains are wired and how to get the most out of your mind. Are you looking to break negative patterns, overcome mood disorders, or optimize your potential? Maybe your child struggles with ADHD, OCD or other learning difficulties. Tune in to Connect My Brain, where I explain concepts like biofeedback and neurofeedback, brainwave frequencies, and much more. Let me help you change your life by changing your mind! Contact me HERE.

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