Dr. Fischbein has been a vocal supporter of women's birth choices on his website and blog and in his podcast recordings and lectures across the country. He will be coming to Boston this fall to discuss some of the more atypical deliveries in obstetrics: breech, twins, vaginal birth after cesarean and home birth. Continuing education units for maternity providers will be available.* Register early to reserve your spot as tickets are limited. Attendance for physicians is free of charge.
Hotel reservations are NOT included. If you prefer to stay, please contact the Downtown Boston Courtyard Marriott to make reservations.
Dr. Stuart Fischbein has been attending homebirths as an obstetrician since 2010. He published his findings from his first 135 deliveries in “Home Birth” with an Obstetrician: A Series of 135 Out of Hospital Births (Obstet Gynecol Int J 2015, 2(4): 00046). In doing so he has become connected with the individual lives of women who have been casualties of the “Lost Arts” of obstetrics. He hopes to inspire more providers to consider the ethics of informed consent and refusal and to realistically approach true medical risk, not as it relates to liability.
There is enough evidence in the world literature to support home birth, breech and twin vaginal birth, VBAC and midwifery that our ethical obligation is to honor informed consent and support autonomy in decision making. That is not happening in much of the medicalized birth world. Dr. Fischbein has supported these reasonable choices for over 30 years. His experience as a hospital based obstetrician for 24 years and now a home birth specialist gives him the unique perspective so lacking among academicians. Through example, practice and teaching, Dr. Fischbein would like to help change the way we look at birth in this country and teach the next generation of practitioners the skills needed to preserve these options for the women of country.