Articles about 'birth'

Pregnancy should be about birth, not body hair

There’s enough pressure on pregnant women to have the perfect birth without the worry of ‘embarrassing’ body hair, writes Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 9 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Mothers Against the Odds: new documentary

This is a guest post by Anne Daly, who wrote and co-produced Mothers Against The Odds (directed and co-produced by Ronan Tynan), a documentary by Esperanza Productions that can be...

Guest Blogger // 27 July 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Forest of the Dancing Spirits

Our regular contributor Chrissy D thought she might not like the film she was about to review for The F-Word: “I thought Forest of the Dancing Spirits might be hard...

Ania Ostrowska // 11 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Birth and ownership: Forest of the Dancing Spirits

Chrissy D is touched by a documentary about tightly knit community of women in the Congolese rainforest challenged by the encroachment of civilisation

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Categories: Films, Reviews

Hospital vs home birth: making informed decisions

Guest blogger Sarah discusses a recent article in the Independent about the perceptions of hospital vs home births

Sarah Flude // 18 May 2014

Categories: Blog

A new page in the violation of mentally ill and pregnant people

A woman was sedated and underwent a caesarean against her will, as ordered by social services. Quinn discusses the issues surrounding pregnancy and mental illness.

Guest Blogger // 1 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Childbirth and choices

If you had to think of an obvious successor to leading 1970s feminist campaigner Sheila Kitzinger marching with a ‘home-made rubber vagina, birthing a baby [doll], and rocking and rolling...

gailem // 13 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Home Delivery: a mini review

Chrissy D has a look at ITV1's Home Delivery documentary and finds an exultant depiction of birth, despite the programme not going very far in its attempt to portray homebirth as anything other than something "other people" do

Guest Blogger // 19 April 2013

Categories: Blog

“Choose Your Midwife” Protest – 25th March

Independent midwifery will essentially become illegal in October of this year, impacting on women's reproductive freedom. Amity Reed explains what you can do to stop this happening

Amity Reed // 19 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Guest bloggers for May

A big thank you to Melanie Jeffs and Tracey Plowman, our guest bloggers for April, as the month comes to an end. Please welcome our guest bloggers for May, Amity...

Jolene Tan // 30 April 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature: ‘It’s not RAPE rape’

A flurry of reports on birth rape have prompted a backlash against women who use the term to describe their assault experiences. Amity Reed responds Birth rape is not rape...

Jess McCabe // 3 October 2010

Categories: Blog

Birth choice and human rights

The bastards hard-working bods at Sky/BT have deigned to return the internet to me after more than two months in the web-free wasteland, and while I feel like a fish...

Laura // 7 August 2010

Categories: Blog

How to Have a Baby Girl

A recent interview on LK Today with a mother claiming to have successfully conceived a girl through the Shettles Method has given a depressing reminder of just how entrenched gender...

Holly Combe // 26 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Midwife Crisis: Awareness Event in Leeds on 22 May

The Independent Midwives Association (IMA) has reported that the Government is intending to pass legislation to make professional indemnity insurance (PII) a prerequisite for registration. However, there is actually no...

Holly Combe // 18 May 2007

Categories: Blog

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