Podcast 019: Dr. Elliot Berlin: Informed Pregnancy Project | Vaginal Breech Birth & VBAC Documentaries

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Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Elliot Berlin, an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor doula.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why Dr. Berlin created the Informed Pregnancy Project for women
  2. how the vaginal breech delivery is truly a disappearing art and may soon be lost as an option for expecting women
  3. what options a woman has for VBAC and where they can get more information to empower their choice about it

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

This thought provoking film by Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC is one that everyone should watch.  Not just pregnant mothers, but everyone.  Why are most physicians no longer offering vaginal breech delivery?  Is it fear of liability?  Peer pressure?  Bullying by insurance companies?  Or we they just never taught how?
As older doctors skilled in vaginal breech delivery cease to practice the vaginal option for breech birth is rapidly disappearing.  Will doctors who dont have the skill provide true informed consent to their patients, explaining the benefits and risks of both vaginal breech birth and cesarean breech birth?  What is your doctors stance on breech delivery?

Bio: About Dr. Elliot Berlin

Dr. Elliot Berlin is an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor doula. He is the founder of the Berlin Wellness Group, a thriving prenatal and family wellness practice with several locations in Los Angeles.

His Informed Pregnancy® Project aims to utilize multiple forms of media to compile and deliver unbiased information about pregnancy and childbirth to empower new and expectant parents to make informed choices regarding their pregnancy and parenting journey. He is also the producer of two documentaries about birth choices, “Trial of Labor” and  “Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery,” host of the Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast and he has a television show in pre-production.

Dr. Berlin is married to Dr. Alyssa Berlin PsyD, a prenatal and postpartum clinical psychologist, and together they have four children.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.