No Partners On The Wards

I was outraged hearing an employee on a maternity ward spouting how much better it is now partners aren’t allowed on post natal wards. How happier the mother’s are, how all the curtains are open and people are talking and generally how it is better. They said they want to change it permanently to not

What They Didn’t Say

I was heartbroken and 3 years later I still feel completely betrayed by them. My daughter was a quick 6-hour start to finish induction that ended in forceps; during which I felt uncared for and not listened to.

Researching Mothers, as a Mother – with Laura

In this episode of the Birth Activist Podcast, Sam and Becki are joined by Laura to talk about her work with refugees and asylum seekers, and in particular the research work she has done interviewing ‘displaced’ mothers. We tackle sensitive issues such as racism, racial bias and colourism. Here is a link to her research

Childbirth Choices Matter

In this episode of the Birth Activist Podcast, Samantha Gadsden and Becki Scott are joined by Jacqui Tomkins (Chair of IMUK) and Kay King (Campaign Manager of Childbirth Choices Matter and the National Coordinator for the White Ribbon Alliance in the UK) to talk about the current campaign to produce an insurance product for self-employed independent midwives. 

Plus-size Pregnancy & Birth

In this episode of the Birth Activist Podcast, Samantha Gadsden and Becki Scott talk with fellow doula Michelle, and plus-size mum, Sarah, about what it's like to be labelled with a high BMI during pregnancy and how this can impact on your birth choices. 

Paula Cleary: The Accidental Activist

In this episode of the Birth TRIGGER WARNING sexual abuse, domestic and obstetric violence. Activist Podcast, Samantha Gadsden and Becki Scott are joined by fellow doula, Paula Cleary, talking about the trials and tribulations of being an activist for birthing women and people.