Podcast 60: Dr. Stuart Fischbein: Pregnancy is NOT a Disease That Needs to be Treated Medically

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My guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Stuart Fischbein is an author, podcaster and OB/GYN that practices a midwifery model of care, specializing in supporting women in VBAC, twin and breech deliveries in the home birth setting.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why after 28 years of delivering babies in hospitals did Dr. Stu switch to practicing a midwifery model of prenatal care and do homebirths
  2. what 2 factors in the hospital setting interfere most with the natural birth process and cause c-section rates to skyrocket
  3. how Dr. Stu believes this country can move from a medical/disease model of pregnancy and childbirth back to a midwifery/wellness model

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About Dr. Stuart Fischbein

Dr. Stuart Fischbein is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a lecturer and the published author of “Fearless Pregnancy, Wisdom & Reassurance from a Doctor, A Midwife and A Mom” and “Homebirth With an Obstetrician, A Series of 135 Out of Hospital Births”.

He is an outspoken advocate of informed decision making, the midwifery model of care and human rights in childbirth, receiving the 2016 “Most Audacious” award from HRIC and the Association for Wholistic & Newborn Health.

He shares his thoughts and advocacy for evidenced-based, reasonable choices on his podcast, Dr. Stu’s Podcast.

He now works directly with home birthing midwives, offering hope for those women who cannot find supportive practitioners for VBAC, twin and breech deliveries.

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.