Born in Sarasota is a collective of thoughts, articles, birth stories, events, and evidence in action supporting healthy, normal childbirth in our community. We are dedicated to promoting choices in mother-friendly maternity care practices and providers, informed consent for our pregnant families, and increased support of normal childbirth.
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I believe that the current paradigm of maternity care in the United States must be shifted away from the medically invasive model and back to the embrace of birth as a natural, healthy process, one in which intervention should be used appropriately and with absolutely transparent informed consent. Without such a shift, our mothers and babies will continue to have unnecessarily poor outcomes, and we will lose our primal reverence for birth as a sacred event.