The Importance of Self-Advocacy with your OB-Gyn

While it can feel awkward to speak up or challenge your doctor’s opinion, it’s within your right as a patient. Learn more about the importance of self-advocacy.

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Episode 60 | September 29, 2020

What’s new this week

On this week’s episode of You Time, I sat down with Dr. King to talk all about the importance of advocating for yourself as a patient, especially if you’re pregnant. Dr. King shares helpful tips about advocating for yourself as a first-time mom, how to say No, and answers some important questions about postpartum.

A special note: this episode originally aired as a video interview on our sister site Hello Postpartum, a free expert-created resource library for new moms.

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More about Dr. King:

Dr. Kiarra King is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist that always “delivers” with a dose of style.

In addition to being a skilled physician and surgeon, Dr. King has a lifelong passion for fashion, beauty, and healthy living. On the job, she seeks to make women whole and empower them to live their best lives.

She desires to live a life that inspires those around her to embrace their given beauty and walk in their purpose. Blogging has enabled her to share not only her love of fashion and beauty but also the keys to healthy living via a variety of vegetarian and plant-based recipes.

Topics Covered

The journey to OB/GYN | 00:26

Conversations with moms | 7:12

Self-advocating as a first-time mom | 12:06

Patriarchal medicine is changing | 19:23

You can say “No” | 23:26

Trusting your doctor | 32:22

Questions for postpartum | 36:15

Realizing you’re not alone | 44:48

Being specific with what you need | 48:28

Additional Resources

Are you looking for more supportive resources on navigating pregnancy and postpartum? Head to our new sister site at to discover free expert-created resources and download a free postpartum prep and recovery guide.

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