Hello and welcome to The Patrick Madrid Show, where we dive into the deeply intricate and personal questions about life choices, faith, and health. Today, we’ve untangled the complex web surrounding childbirth choices, discussing the potential risks of home births and championing hospital deliveries for their medical safeguards. We’ve poked at the controversial practice of placenta consumption, examining it from both a medical and Catholic perspective. We’ve also bolstered faith by turning to ancient texts like St. Irenaeus’s “Against Heresies,” reaffirming the Catholic Church’s apostolic foundation. Join us as we blend humor, history, and heartfelt advice on this thought-provoking journey.
- Brian – What is the Churches position on women eating their own placenta after birth? Someone asked me this and I don’t know how to respond.
- Tony – Is there a historical list that we can PROVE that the Church is the Apostolic Church? (09:50)
- John – Why does the Church stand so firmly on not receiving communion if you are divorced? I have known people who leave the church because of that teaching. It doesn’t seem biblical. (19:00)
- Dr. John – Home delivery verse hospital: I would recommend being cautious of hospitals now days.
- Ann – I am a Risk Manager in a hospital and we get patients who come from a birth center and when the births are bad, it is not pretty. I would just warn people not to go to birthing centers.
- Ron – My daughter had her placenta made into medicine for Postpartum Depression.