While it’s not always easy, speaking up and advocating for yourself is a powerful tool to help you get the care you deserve.
With pregnancy and birth, new mothers are faced with endless streams of new information and decisions to make. Sometimes, what your doctor tells you isn’t necessarily what you’re comfortable with or something you understand fully.
It’s critical to know that you have a voice in your doctor’s office, and advocating and speaking up for yourself is okay. While you might not always be comfortable asking the hard questions or requesting clarification, your mental and physical health is worth it.
Listen to the video interview with OB-Gyn Dr. King on advocating for yourself in an empowered way.
The journey to OB-GYN | 00:26
Conversations with moms | 7:12
Self-advocating as a first-time mom | 12:06
Patriarchal medicine is changing | 19:23
You can say “No” | 23:26
Trusting your doctor | 32:22
Questions for postpartum | 36:15
Realizing you’re not alone | 44:48
Being specific with what you need | 48:28