What to ask your care provider

Here you are - now that you’ve met with a few providers & narrowed it down to one(s) you felt

aligned with your pregnancy questions, it’s time to ask L&D questions. I cannot stress enough, providers work for YOU!

Myself & @loveofalittleone are sharing our Top 44 Birth Questions.

Today @loveofalittleone will share Top 11 - make sure to follow along as we post more next Weds. Nov. 20th.


👇🏼 are ❓we feel are most important when finding a provider who aligns with all of your questions/concerns etc...

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BIRTH QUESTIONS

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- ¤ Do you ask for consent before performing any procedures on myself or baby?

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¤ Do you support delayed cord clamping?

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¤ Do you respect my choice for NO vaginal exams during labor unless 100% medically necessary and discussed before?

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¤ Do you have immediate IBCLC/lactation support for after birth?

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¤ What are your maternal and infant mortality rates for WOC & their babies?

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¤ Do you practice evidence based care as a Dr. caring for the needs of BIRTHING PERSON + BABY & not yourself out of convenience. -

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¤ Are you familiar with the rates in which black women + babies die at a 343%(3-4x) higher rate than white women, why & what initiatives does your hospital take to change that? How do you feel about the disparities in health care for Black women & babies? -

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¤ Does the hospital Strive to Achieve the WHO/UNICEF Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to Promote Successful

Breastfeeding?

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¤ Do you support VBAC & what are your VBAC rates?

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¤ Do you practice “rooming-in” meaning allow birthing person & baby to be together 24hrs a day?

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¤ Do you practice the same standard of care for ALL birthing people - LGBTQ, POC and all marginalized communities?


If the care provider(s) you felt connected with after asking your pregnancy questions are unable to answer all of the L&D ❓you chose to ask without a clear & concise response, its ok to walk away. You will when you find the right one.


@providencecalifornia is on a mission to EMPOWER and EDUCATE pregnant people and I’m proud to #partner with them to make POSITIVE CHANGE! #limitedintervention #shareddecisionmaking #yourbabyyourway #ProvidenceCalifornia #mamayouvegotthis

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