In this episode of The Birth Geeks Podcast, Hillary interviews Dr. Theresa Morris about cesarean birth in the United States. You can also hear a lot about some really cool research on the topic from a variety of viewpoints. They discuss

  • the defensive nature or medicine
  • how birth professionals can help bring about change
  • why nurses are overworked
  • Listening to Mothers III
  • and so much more!

Books by Dr. Morris and other articles and things mentioned in the show*:

*Some of these are affiliate links.

A bit more about Dr. Morris:

Theresa Morris Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Methods, Gender, Organizations, Medical Sociology, and Reproduction. She conducts research on gender, reproduction, and birth. Her first book, Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America (NYU Press 2013), was positively reviewed in several venues, including the New York Times, and her second book, Health Care in Crisis: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Consequences of Policy Change (NYU Press 2018), received an Honorable Mention for the 2019 Adele E. Clarke Book Award.

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