Dr. Stuart Fischbein – “Birthing Instincts” and Trusting Nature in Childbirth | The Daily Show

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Published on November 30, 2023

“The medical model sees birth as a problem, the midwifery model sees birth as a normal function of a woman’s body.” Dr. Stuart Fischbein, a community-based practicing obstetrician and co-host of the Birthing Instincts podcast, discusses how hospital birthing practices can be counterintuitive to natural childbirth functions, both out of fear and out of financial interest, and Michelle Wolf shares her own experience doing a home birth. #DailyShow #MichelleWolf #midwifery

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  • @DexRei 5 months ago

    Coming from New Zealand where having a mid wife pre and post natal is the norm, is it really not that way in the US?
    The way the host talks about her own birthing experience is what I’ve known the norm to be here in NZ.

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  • @transgreaser 5 months ago

    💔💔💔

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  • @oldreprobate2748 5 months ago

    I’m glad he said the Western medical profession, because in most of the world theres no fear in child birth. Yes the pain is there, but that’s recognized as a part of birth.

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  • @lw8953 5 months ago

    Why shouldn’t women get epidurals for the pain? Making women struggle and calling it a “beautiful symphony of hormones” is sick.

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  • @Griffin303 5 months ago

    The first podcast I ever downloaded 12 years ago! Awesome doctor and awesome podcaster. Glad to see the mainstream media giving him a voice.

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  • @kristenluevanos3048 5 months ago

    I had an epidural and was very happy with my choice. ❤️. No way a woman chooses to give birth or not give birth should be shamed

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  • @jackie2joints248 5 months ago

    NOW HE IS GOING TO LOSE HIS JOB TOMORROW!

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  • @virginiamiller4890 5 months ago

    Thank you, Michelle! This is so important for people to know about! Also, I believe that children who are home birthed can be excluded from public health services – another way society tries to control women and birthing!!!!

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  • @Washougalite1 5 months ago

    I had my first one in the hospital that went so well that I had my last 2 at home. Best experience ever.

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  • @capricornqueen5262 5 months ago

    Michelle Wolf had a baby?!?

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  • @pipermccool 5 months ago

    I was a “labor coach” once for a friend who said she wanted a “natural childbirth.” After weeks of prep classes, she yelled for an epi at her first contraction, and the rest of the process was like a DEFCON 1 military response, 90% of which she slept through.

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  • @Cancun771 5 months ago

    Fun fact, childbirth is FREE in countries with an actual healthcare system, such as Germany.

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  • @rmtab6511 5 months ago

    He says birth isn’t scary then immediately describes a terrifying scenario.

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  • @jdcoug23 5 months ago

    I had to be induced because I had preeclampsia with my daughter. I was in an intense amount of pain when the contractions hit. I threw up repeatedly from the intensity of the pain I was experiencing. I needed my epidural. And I feel like this is shaming women who choose an epidural. It wasnt the birth experience I wanted but it was what I needed for medical reasons. I’m jealous of women who were able to give birth safely in the comfort of their own home sans complications.

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  • @Cancun771 5 months ago

    Has nobody told this *medical doctor* at any stage of his eight-year med school (or maybe even _high school)_ how human women are _anatomically different_ from “other mammals”? Because of oh dunno our *_BIPEDALISM?_* Where the baby’s skull just barely fits through the pelvis and all of that, increasing the pain and labor of childbirth by orders of magnitude compared to what quadrupeds are going through?

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  • @DaniS398 5 months ago

    I hate when people compare human labors to those of other mammals. There is a big difference, mainly the human pelvis and the babies heads. Humans, specifically, are not meant to birth alone. Walking upright was one of the trade-offs to “easier births” I also got epidurals late in my labor, my blood pressure dropped, my nurses moved me around and baby recovered. Every labor is different. I labor as long as I can, walking around and moving and get my epidural when I dilate pass 7. You can be very involved in decision making even in the hospital. Birthing at home in the USA is just not that safe. Ugh he’s so annoying and not being very honest.

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  • @afishcalledjuan 5 months ago

    My wife was a champion, no epidural because we were so late to the OBGYN both pregnancies! Get your stuff together dad’s, mom doesn’t always know when baby is coming!

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  • @Cancun771 5 months ago

    The problem is not so much that hospitals don’t make money doing nothing but that the American healthcare system is *about making profit* when it _should_ be about *solidarity* with the sick. _That_ and only that is the reason there should be health insurance. There are plenty other ways of making money.

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  • @zizinnnn 5 months ago

    in normal countries where healthcare is free, you go to hospital go give birth because it’s common sense. risk of infection at home is very high.

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