By Andrea Fowler, REDBOOK.
Jennifer Goodall is 41 weeks pregnant, and after delivering her first three children via cesarean section, would like to proceed with a vaginal birth for her fourth baby. However, a Florida hospital has threatened to report her to the Department of Children and Family Services and perform a c-section on her without consent if she is admitted there.
A press release from the National Advocated for Pregnant Women (NAPW) explains that on July 10, Goodall received a letter from the chief financial officer of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte stating these facts.
"My decision to allow labor to proceed before consenting to a surgical intervention is based on years of research, careful consideration of the risks to me and my baby, and my family's needs," Goodall says in a statement shared by NAPW. "All I want is to be able to go to theRead More »from A Florida Woman May Be Forced to Have C-Section Against Her Will