Stuart J. Fischbein & Rixa Freeze

Stuart J. Fischbein MD is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology and co-author of the book Fearless Pregnancy, Wisdom & Reassurance from a Doctor, A Midwife and A Mom. He is a lecturer and advocate for birth choices who now works directly with home birth midwives. His podcast, Dr. Stu’s Podcast (, has an international following.

Rixa Freeze is a professor, researcher, and mother of four young children, all born at home. Her research interests include midwifery, home birth, unassisted birth, autonomy and human rights in childbirth, and vaginal breech birth. She blogs at Stand and Deliver ( and is the founder and president of Breech Without Borders (

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