A story of a VBAC birth where a partner missed the birth because they didn't believe she was in labour.
They said take her home to die. They said terminate him.
After being laughed at and told I wouldn’t be birthing that night to being checked , 5/6cm & blue lighted to a consultant led ward, strapped to a monitor and placed on a bed within the hour, the midwife spent the rest of the time with her back to me doing paper work.
Fast forward to once we had our baby a few hours later they took him "for a quick check" and never came back, when we asked where he was we was told he is now staying in the special baby unit, we quickly asked to be shown where he was!
Anything that blows the lid open on this whole unsavoury business is a good thing and They Said To Me is making an important contribution. I hope more and more comments will be tagged to the service that spawned them so that services can be truly named and shamed. This should be the next #metoo movement and They Said To Me is on the front line calling the battle cry!
Sam and Becki talk to Holly about the #butnotmaternity campaign and her experience of being pregnant and birthing during the pandemic.
Professor, author and breastfeeding guru, Amy Brown, joins us for this episode to talk about Breastfeeding Grief and Trauma following the release of her book, Why Breastfeeding Grief and Trauma Matters.
What are Sam and Becki ranting about now? And it is a rant, Find out on this bonus mini podcast episode…. You can Donate to support They Said To Me, you can Share Your Story, and access support and hire us to speak to groups of birth workers, midwives and student midwives.