EBB 185 - The History of Narrative Medicine and Childbirth with Tyler Jean Dukes

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On today’s podcast, we will be talking with Tyler Jean Dukes, my doctoral fellow intern. Tyler (she/her) is a doctoral candidate and graduate instructor at Texas Christian University. Over this past year, Tyler has been working with me as part of a graduate fellowship program. Tyler specializes in the medical humanities and early British literature. She is also a trained childbirth doula, which informs her scholarly and personal interests. Tyler teaches many classes at TCU, including “Introduction to Literature, Fiction, and Narrative Medicine,” and she is one year away from graduating with her Ph.D.

We talk about her research with integrating childbirth and birth work into her doctoral studies in literature. We also talk about what Tyler discovered about the history of prenatal ultrasounds and pelvic exams.

I encourage everyone to listen to EBB 174 with The Black OBGYN Project and EBB 180 with Stephanie Tillman, who is an expert on trauma-informed pelvic care.

Content warning: We talk about the history of obstetric abuse and trauma, as well as emotional and physical trauma.

RESOURCES:

Learn more about Tyler by following her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/birthandbooks).

Learn more about DFW Narrative Medicine here (https://dfwnarrativemedicine.com/).

Learn more aboutAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) here (https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/ultrasound-exams).

Learn more about Listening to Mother's (LTM) here (https://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/health/maternity/listening-to-mothers.html).

Learn more about World Health Organization (WHO) here (https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/259946/WHO-RHR-18.01-eng.pdf;jsessionid=6D347E8AC8A769FE8E922B68675407BA?sequence=1).

Learn more about Ultrasound Industry Reports here (https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001451.pub4/full).

Learn more about Value Penguin here (https://www.valuepenguin.com/cost-sonogram-ultrasound-pregnancy).

Learn more about Fortune Business Insights here (https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/industry-reports/ultrasound-equipment-market-100515).

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