Not long ago, I was listening to the radio and feeling disappointed that the knowledge and perception around childbirth is still so dire. Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 had childbirth expert Christine Hill on, talking about the ‘ghastliness’ of childbirth followed by Clare Byam Cook ‘controversial breastfeeding advice’ (her own words), stating that many women can’t make enough milk for their babies; and when she says ‘many’, in reality, she means most!
Today is Universal Children’s Day.
I strongly believe that giving children the best possible start in life means giving their mothers the best chance of a healthy and positive birth experience that is free of unnecessary intervention and disruption - birth can have a big impact on a child’s current and future health.
Kicki Hansard is a member of Doula UK, however any opinions expressed on this blog are personal views and not necessarily the view of Doula UK.