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The Birth Activists


Pregnancy, birth and baby topics with birth activists, Samantha Gadsden, Becki Scott and guests

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March With Midwives - The Voices of Midwives

Nov 11 • 57:51

In this podcast, the second of the March With Midwives episodes, I am joined by Milly Morris, Maryla Crosski and Elsie Gayle - all midwives - who joined the Steering Group of the MWM campaign to have their voices heard and to raise the voices of midwives suffering in Maternity Services across the UK right now. Nationwide vigils are being organised for Sunday 21st of Novemb...

March With Midwives UK - The Beginning

Nov 9 • 01:07:34

In this special episode, I talk to fellow Doulas Maddie McMahon, Verina Henchy and Paula Cleary about the grassroots movement that is making waves in the birth world, March with Midwives UK. Nationwide vigils are being organised for Sunday 21st of November at 2pm. ...

S2 E13: Birth After Caesarean

Jul 5 • 59:34

The last episode in this series covers the controversial topic of vaginal birth after caesarean....

S2 E12: Supporting Disabled Families with Lucy Baena

Jun 18 • 01:07:01

In this episode we chat with Lucy Baena, a doula and disabled parent, about ableism in maternity services. Lucy is so insightful and eloquently summarises the disparities and discrimination within the maternity & health services when it comes to being disabled and pregnant and a disabled parent....

S2 E11: The Queer Parenting Partnership with Maeve & Jacob

Jun 4 • 01:00:35

Sam and I were very lucky to be joined by trans-parent, Jacob, and his 'pocket midwife', Maeve in this episode. Jacob talks candidly about his experiences as a pregnant trans person and about the birth of his first child. Maeve and Jacob are two members of The Queer Parenting Partnership who support LGBTQ+ people from conception through to pregnancy, birth and parenting....

S2 E10: 'The Poetry Doula' Kati Edwards

May 21 • 51:05

Kati Edwards aka ‘The Poetry Doula” joins us in this episode with an exclusive first reading of her new spoken word piece, 'The A to Z of Childbirth Activism'. ...

S2 E9: Birthworkers for Human Rights with Allison Tate

May 7 • 01:04:47

Allison Tate (she/her) of Birthworkers for Human Rights (previously known as Doulas for Human Rights) joins us in this episode to talk about birthwork in the US, racial disparities and birth activism during the pandemic....

S2 E8: Autistic and Pregnant with Stacie Pollard

Apr 23 • 01:19:12

S2 E7: Autism Awareness Month with Lana Grant

Apr 9 • 50:45

April is Autism Awareness Month and, in this episode, we are joined by Lana Grant, author of "From Here To Maternity, pregnancy and motherhood on the Autism Spectrum". We talk about the difficulties and discrimination autistic women and birthing people face when pregnant and accessing maternity services, including how the pandemic has impacted their rights....

S2 E6: Wait for White with Amanda Burleigh

Mar 26 • 58:36

Amanda Burleigh, midwife, joins Sam and Becki to talk about cord clamping - a very informative episode you won't want to miss!...

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