Lack of understanding adding to birth pain and trauma

By Maeve Bannister and Samantha Lock
Updated October 9 2023 - 6:25pm, first published 6:22pm
Elahe Yazdani told a parliamentary inquiry she felt like a "nobody" in hospital when she gave birth. (HANDOUT/PARLIAMENT OF NSW)
Elahe Yazdani told a parliamentary inquiry she felt like a "nobody" in hospital when she gave birth. (HANDOUT/PARLIAMENT OF NSW)

Systemic racism inside hospitals coupled with dismissed pain and a lack of informed consent is contributing to traumatic births for many women, an inquiry has been told.

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