It can feel uncomfortable when we see things done or to our patients without consent. In nursing school, it is hammered into our heads that we need to advocate, but in the birth world, that can feel impossible sometimes. In this episode, Justine will share a story of an episiotomy that was done without consent and how she navigated that conversation. Sarah and Justine will discuss tips on talking to team members when it comes to these hard conversations, and they will also try to help you understand that we are not responsible for everyone’s response. Sarah will give you tips on how not to take on everyone’s response and how we can navigate hard conversations when someone reacts negatively. It all comes down to doing the right thing and doing the best we can on that given shift. That’s all we can be expected to do.