SL09134 Panel: Natural Childbirth: The Contemporary Mormon Women’s Natural Response: “No Way!”

This panel will discuss why contemporary Mormon women have such strong feelings about this topic, how it defines the beginning of our journeys as mothers, how it might reflect LDS dependence on male authority figures in our decision-making, and the diminishing importance of midwifery roles within the LDS community from the early pioneer days when they were held in such spiritual esteem.

Kimberly Mellen, Rachel Leavitt, Alyssa Cole, Adrianna Costello-Martin, Becky McInnis, Vance Mellen