Home Birth

Should Home Births Be Allowed?

Toni Harman | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Toni Harman

It's time for other countries to catch up with the UK with regards to supporting women's choices in childbirth. It's time for the majority of the Grand Chamber of the ECHR to catch up. Indeed five members of the Grand Chamber have already caught up.

How Hypnobirthing Is Taking the Fear Out of Childbirth

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

Fear can hold us back in all aspects of our lives and childbirth is no different. If you expect a difficult birth, you're much more likely to get one. If you are positive and have the right tools to help you cope, you're much more likely to have a good experience. In a nutshell, that's what hypnobirthing is all about.

Human Rights Day 2015 - Human Rights in Childbirth as a Global Movement

Toni Harman | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK
Toni Harman

With so much happening around the world, it truly feels there's now a global movement to support women's rights in childbirth, and that movement is fast gathering momentum. Change is happening. More people are being brought into the conversation. More people are now more aware of human rights in childbirth.

Meditation During Pregnancy and Labour

Helen Bryce | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Bryce

The breathing techniques were great for those moments of complete chaos; like when you're trying to put a toddler down for a nap as the older one shouts through that they've "missed the toilet".

Childbirth: Just How Prepared Is Your Birth Partner? Because This Is What Happened to Me...

Faye Jacobs | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

Paul called the emergency services and then relayed the conversation telling me I needed to take off my trousers. OMFG. I was having this baby at home!!! So I managed to make it back up the stairs and into the bathroom.

Born in the Wild: Exploitation or Empowerment?

Amy C | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy C

I think reality TV has been around long enough now that people are aware of the potential pitfalls of being on TV. In particular, the kind of women who want to give birth in the woods are more than likely to be strong-willed and resilient enough to make their own choices regarding being on TV.

Attachment Parenting vs the NHS - What's the Problem?

Francesca Richards-Spiller | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Richards-Spiller

I am a mum of two whose ethos, I would say, is pretty sympathetic to "attachment parenting". In my view, we are basically mammals, and natural birth, breastfeeding, co-sleeping and baby-wearing are all normal and natural things for mothers and babies. Here's the thing, I am also a qualified paediatric nurse.

Freedom for Birth - Can Anyone Argue Against Respecting Women's Rights in Childbirth?

Toni Harman | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Harman

Horrific abuse in childbirth happens every day in developing nations where women and their babies are often denied access to life-saving obstetric care. In fact, we intend to focus on this in a future film.

'Cost-Saving' Home Births Proposed For Second-Time Mums

PA | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Giving birth at home may be the safest and cheapest option for women who already have children, a study claimed today. University of Oxford researc...

Home Birth Risk For New Mothers

PA | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

First-time mothers who opt for a home birth are almost three times more likely to have a baby who dies or suffers brain damage, a major new report has...