November 2, 2018

This was originally an assignment in a midwifery course. I've shared my thoughts here in hopes it helps other birth workers serve all birthing people with dignity and thoughtfulness. To read the original format of the assignment and/or references, click here

Case Study 1

Genevieve and Jamie come to their fourth visit with you. This is their first pregnancy. They have been married for 3 years. You realize after four appointments that their best friend, DeVante has been present for every appointment and seems uniquely connected to the couple. You begin to wonder if he is actually in a committed relationship with Genevieve and/or Jamie because he is very connected to the pregnancy, has asked as many questions about the pregnancy, birth, and baby and cried when he heard the baby’s heartbeat. Many things DeVante, Genevieve and Jamie have said during appointments suggested that he may be involved in raising the child. You become concerned that you have given the family some indication t...

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