My Favorite Mistake — 254: Attorney Gina Mundy’s Motherhood Career Mistake; Preventing Labor & Delivery Errors

My guest for Episode #254 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Gina Mundy, author of the book A Parent’s Guide to a Safer Childbirth: Expecting the Best: Using the Power of Knowledge to Help You Deliver a Healthy Baby.

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Gina is an attorney who specializes in childbirth cases. Throughout her career, Gina has traveled nationwide, engaging with healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and midwives to explore all aspects of labor and delivery. Meeting with experts from various states, she has explored and analyzed the myriad of issues that can arise during labor and delivery, impacting both mother and baby. v

Gina lives in Clarkston, Michigan, with her family (husband, kids, and dogs)… and she enjoys visiting wineries. Me too (the wineries part)!

Join us as we embark on Gina Mundy’s transformative journey from a legal expert in childbirth cases to a successful author. We explore how challenging circumstances, often derived from personal experiences, inspire noble feats like authorship, turning potential mistakes into powerful preventive guidance. Gina’s book serves as an incredible testament to her efforts to help expecting parents bypass potential risks and navigate childbirth with ease.

Dive into a discussion touching upon critical topics such as recognizing the signs of distress or complications early, understanding the impact of medications like Pitocin in childbirth, and the implications of labor after water breaks. Our guests underline the importance of being forewarned and forearmed, thereby uplifting childbirth experiences with informed decisions.

And we’ll hear about Gina’s favorite mistake from her legal career, and decisions she made as a working mother — how much does she regret those decisions today?

Questions and Topics:

  • Now 10 years later… was that a mistake??
  • What were the adjustments?
  • What led to writing the book — and first learning about problems and mistakes that occur during childbirth??
  • What’s the difference between naturally occurring bad outcomes vs. mistakes? Is that always clear?
  • What are the most common problems that occur during childbirth?
  • Does time of day matter? 5 pm Friday??? July?
  • And how can people help prevent mistakes?
  • Who gets sued, the resident or the attending??
  • How often does info from the legal case help drive improvement and prevention?