Articles about 'pregnancy'

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

Time to cut the cord with the Stone Age?

Anne Charnock speculates about the future of reproduction and what scientific advances could mean for women’s rights

Anne Charnock // 3 August 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features

Fitting in – why bras should support more than just our breasts

Nursing bras should boost self-esteem as well as boobs, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 13 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The New Man: becoming a father

Amy Hardcastle praises The New Man, a documentary which doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects which are still taboo in our society

Amy Hardcastle // 9 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Romcom endgame, Bridget Jones style

EJ Stedman sends you to see the latest installment of the Bridget Jones saga

EJ Stedman // 20 September 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s Catastrophe Irish primary school teacher and aspiring writer Sharon...

Holly Combe // 24 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Not such a disaster after all

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie //

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

How to get pregnant: what they don’t tell you in schools (part two)

The stuff we learn in school is meant to prepare us for adult life so why aren't we given all the facts about fertility?

Guest Blogger // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

How to get pregnant: what they don’t tell you in schools (part one)

"The thing about sex education at school is that I was left with the impression that if you don't use contraception, you are 99% likely to get knocked up..."

Guest Blogger // 19 January 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

£1 million to investigate pregnancy discrimination: a welcome move for women’s rights, but urgent action needed

The charity Maternity Action outlines some of the challenges facing pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace, in light of the government's announcement that it will fund research into pregnancy discrimination

Guest Blogger // 8 November 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Sister

“It is difficult to know where to begin to review Brenda Davis’ Sister and that is no criticism of the quality of the production,” writes our new contributor Holly Millar....

Ania Ostrowska // 25 October 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

Anti-choice reasons for abortion

Isobel Greener exposes the sexist values behind the anti-choice position that women can only have abortions if they have been raped.

Guest Blogger // 7 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Welcome to the world?

Chrissy D reviews a documentary about the impact of poverty on childbirth around the globe, presented by DocHouse as part of Why Poverty? series, and calls for maternal health to be taken more seriously everywhere

Chrissy // 17 November 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

Thirteen weeks

Poppy shares her story of abortion, arguing that the legal time limit should not be reduced.

Guest Blogger // 15 October 2012

Categories: Blog

The power of the postnatal body

The postnatal body is under-appreciated, says Rowena Pelham

Rowena Pelham // 18 June 2012

Categories: Body and Health

My pregnant body: sexualisation and sanitisation

Yasmin reflects on how her pregnant body is viewed and portrayed by others.

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2012

Categories: Blog

The commercialisation of pregnancy

Yasmin discusses the pressure on pregnant women to buy into capitalist models of beauty, well-being and childcare.

Guest Blogger // 17 April 2012

Categories: Blog

First discovering you are pregnant :-/

Yasmin discusses how she was expected to ignore both her fears and her feminism upon becoming pregnant.

Guest Blogger // 21 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Two-tier? Too right

A guest post from Chrissy D looking at the arguably already two-tiered system of antenatal provision for mothers-to-be that currently exists in the UK

Guest Blogger // 3 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Twilight: Breaking Dawn (Part One)

At pains to defend the latest chaotic and confused installment of The Twilight Saga, Mathilda Gregory reads it as a transgressive anti-fairytale about perils of femininity

Mathilda Gregory // 12 December 2011

Categories: Films, Reviews

It’s a child’s right to be educated, not given a morality lecture – a response to the Sex and Relationship Education Council

I grew up in the “teenage pregnancy capital of Europe”, Scarborough. When I was 13 in 1998, 55.8% of teenage girls became pregnant at some point.

Guest Blogger // 25 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Tories attack parental leave

The Tory government is planning to strip parental leave rights from parents who work in small businesses, reports The Telegraph. Under the proposal from Chancellor George Osbourne, businesses employing 10...

Jess McCabe // 13 March 2011

Categories: Blog

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