Rebecca Schiller
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Rebecca Schiller is Director of the human rights in childbirth charity Birthrights, which provides legal advice, training for midwives and doctors and campaigns to improve women’s experiences of pregnancy and birth. She is a freelance writer, occasional doula and her book All That Matters: Women’s Rights in Childbirth is published by the Guardian. She’s working on a new book, out in the autumn and is the mother of two.

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Entries by Rebecca Schiller

Why I'll Find it Hard to Be Interested in Cards and Flowers This Mother's Day

(3) Comments | Posted 5 March 2016 | (00:00)

all women everywhere

Sofia Juma. She has almost the same name as my six-year old daughter and she looks and sounds not that much older - a very young 15. She's sitting with eight others outside Uteshu health centre in the Shinyanga region of rural...

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Far From Faddish: Doula Survey Shows Dramatic Decrease in Interventions

(1) Comments | Posted 22 March 2012 | (00:00)

World Doula Week starts on Thursday 22 March and, while I expect many of you will shrug your shoulders, raise an eyebrow and think 'World What What Week?!', this new survey from Doula UK might just change your mind.

With over 500 members, Doula...

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The Dark Side of the Baby Show: Arms Trade Links and 'Unscrupulous' Advice

(17) Comments | Posted 5 March 2012 | (00:00)

This weekend, as bumps and buggies meandered across London for 2012's first Baby Show (billed as 'baby and maternity shopping at its best') I wondered how many expected this to be an uncomplicated chance to choose high-quality essentials surrounded by support and well-researched advice?

In reality each £20-poorer...

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