Irresponsible misinformation
I wanted to love this podcast because I love Aleen and Sami in DST. The latest episode that describes a quick and rosy home birth was really disappointing. I completely understand that many women have enjoyable and successful home births, but this episode was rife with misinformation. The guest stated she pursued a home birth because of poor obstetric outcomes in patients of color. It is absolutely a true and tragic fact that POC have higher complications and mortality rates than white patients. This would be a GREAT topic to address with an actual expert… or at least someone with more knowledge than what the guest gleaned from a podcast about love and relationships. She actually said that black women have a “fifty fifty” chance at dying during birth at a hospital. Not only is this grossly inaccurate, but there is a much higher risk of dying at home. By the end of the episode the bottom line seemed to be that homebirths are the best option for black mothers. I imagine Aleen and Jordana’s ob/gyn mothers would be disappointed in this episode. I definitely think there is a role for including multiple perspectives of individual mothers, but I think that countering this episode with interviews with midwives, doulas, and physicians would be far more balancedAnd accurate. I would also really love to hear someone with expertise on the birthing experience of black mothers and disparities in medicine. At the very least, they should be careful to mention disclaimers about discussing any medical issues with a physician and admitting when guests are not indeed experts.
Mr. P Presley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/22
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twilder15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/22
So, I have been following betches from the very start. I remember some of their very first articles when they went viral during my senior year of college, and I have kept up with their website and Instagram ever since. It only seems fitting that I would follow them into the journey of motherhood....Read full review »
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I’ve been listening since this podcast began and I was pregnant. Had my baby very close in time to Aleen! It feels like I’m listening / chatting with my own girlfriends. I listen to this podcast on my dog walks.
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