Episode 4 | Giving Birth In India
“My experience having a baby as a foreigner in India was wonderful, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have to face a lot of difficulties to get to a good outcome.”
-Jessica on giving birth in India
Hear Jessica’s story about giving birth in India and fighting against cultural norms to try for a natural, unmedicated birth. There is a gaping hole of awareness of natural birth in India and there are many reasons contributing to that which are discussed on the podcast.
Did you know that India skipped the Industrial Revolution? India went from an Agricultural Society to a Digital Society in a short amount of time. Imagine the jump in generation gap! This is one of the contributing factors to why many people have odd thoughts on medical science, including childbirth.
Nowadays people basically say that more intervention in medicine is better and women become the victims of the overmedicalization of birth, especially in India where some reports show that 80% of births in hospitals are performed by cesarean. Doctors in India aren’t taught problem solving or personalizing medicine for the individual.
Are you a doctor or OBGYN? Leave your comments? Do you think this is true? During the podcast, I mentioned my doula, Divya Deswal.
Connect with her on social media and on her website. www.birthbonds.com/
How do we know? This happened to us! We talk about our experience of having all our most important stuff stolen and give tips on what to do if something awful like this happens to you. You don’t want to miss this action packed episode and priceless tips!
The Invisible India Podcast’s opening and closing music is performed by Christopher Hale on Sitar and Ed Hanley on Tabla on Raag Bhimpalasi.