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A hospital birth – #Birth

My darling, generous, giant-hearted boy, You start to make your way on a Thursday night at 11.30. Your due date is the very next day, Friday 26th July 2013. A day longed for and feared. See, I had experience of birth trauma, although not my own: I knew it to be real, had seen the…

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“I realise how disempowered I was” – #Birth

This is a story submitted by April, who would like to share it to help other expectant mothers know that birth doesn’t have to be the way it was for her.  She feels that the way she was treated by professionals throughout her pregnancy and during labour and delivery was often unacceptable, and would like…

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The Midwife’s Tale

This post is an account – from the perspective of the attending midwife – of a home water birth. Submitted by Bethany Ellen Smith.   18 January 2015   My sweet one-year-old Osiris, Darling baby, your mama asked if I would write out a few of my memories from your birth, a year ago last…

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Breastfeeding and IQ… It’s a no-brainer! – *Guest Post*

In this #FeministFriday guest post, Hannah Perkin looks at what is really failing women in their breastfeeding journeys.   This article is a response to the recent  piece from The Independent on the breastfeeding/IQ study by Dr Bernardo Lessa Horta at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. I found the article incredibly difficult to read, and…

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