It’s a guessing game

A British Columbia doula asks some questions:

Where do you see yourself in the hierarchy of birth? Are you at the bottom? The smallest player with the smallest voice? Or are you at the top?

Basically the doctor isn’t the boss of you. But what’s intriguing to me is the graphic that illustrates the hierarchy-dismantling.

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, possible text that says 'THE HIERARCHY OF BIRTH WHAT SOCIETY THINKS HIERARCHY OF BIRTH LOOKS LIKE: HOW SOCIETY *SHOULD* VIEW THE HIERARCHY BIRTH: OB @THEBIRTHHIVE DOCTOR NURSE MIDWIFE THE BIRTHING PERSON THE "PATIENT" EVERYONE ELSE'

Isn’t it fascinating that whoever created this graphic sees nurses and midwives as women and doctors as men, but the pregnant woman as the “birthing person”?

You’d think it would at least be consistent – nurse person, doctor person, birthing person, but no, the medical personnel are divided on the strictest of (outdated) lines. Somehow it’s only the one pushing out the baby who is portrayed as Mystery Gender.

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