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Give Birth Like a Feminist

Narrated by: Milli Hill
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Summary

It’s time to look again at the balance of power in the birth room.

Pregnancy should be one of the most rewarding times of your life – but so often it’s filled with anxiety and uncertainty over what you can, or should, expect.

Milli Hill, explores the history of birth through a feminist lens, and explodes the outdated conventions that mean women still aren’t getting what they want and need during their pregnancy.

Discover the different types of birth out there, how to decide between them, and the best questions to ask to ensure you get the birth you choose.

Packed with practical advice on everything from birth plans to dealing with doctors and doulas, this call to arms is the only guide you need to stand and deliver, and get the birth that’s right for you.

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©2019 Milli Hill (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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yes to all of it!

I loved this book! a must read for midwives, doctors and women. It spoke to me on so many levels.

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Exceptional and inspiring, I loved it!

Milli, this book is everything women need to know when considering pregnancy or if they are pregnant. This book will hopefully empower women to know and to embrace their right to bodily autonomy in the birth room and without fear...as Milli passionately tells the reader, you are most certainly 'not a vessel'! Give Birth like a Feminist would be my first choice as a mother and a midwife to give my daughter if or when she was considering becoming a mother herself!

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incredible

I have admired Milli Hill for a long time but j loved every minute of this book and fell in love with her even more. I believe that ALL humans should read this book whether they are male or female or whether they plan to or have already had children or not.

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Phenomenal writing from Milli

Exciting and insightful on every page. A must read for all birth workers and basically all women!

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brilliant<br />

Explains to women what they can expect and do to help themselves during their maternity care. Really sad it is needed but very grateful it is here. I would recommend everyone read this book.

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Policy Makers need this

Fabulous book for women/birthing people and partners preparing for birth, but even more important for those planning and providing maternity care.

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Recommended reading for all birth professionals

This book says it how it is...advocating an approach to maternity care that includes putting control over our bodies right back where it should be ... with women.
As a midwife I see all to often the damage not being in control does ... the loss of self belief and the impact on parents is immense.
Understanding the history of birth allows to appreciate how the current situation has evolved and the analogies with #metoo should focus the minds of all maternity staff to make real changes wherever they can.
READ THIS BOOK!!!!

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The best book to read before pregnancy

And during pregnancy. And after. Brilliant! Thank you Milli Hill for this book! I can only recommend it highly

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EVERYONE should read this book!

I wish I had found this book sooner - everyone should read this book! Mind blowing... thought provoking.... amazing! #feminism #positivebirth #consent

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empowering and liberating !

well researched subject, this book is educative empowering and liberating, opening new horizons for birthing

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  • 24-11-19

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Wonderful educational perspective. I’ll be searching for a hard copy for myself and add it to my list of suggested reads for clients.

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  • Leiko
  • 26-08-19

Great resource to make informed decisions

From my experience with most feminist groups when addressing pregnancy and birth I was a bit skeptical and hopeful at the same time when I found this book. The way it is written and how it addresses the subject presents information in a way that makes it easy to understand what is happening, why some things are the way they are, why they should change and how it is, indeed, a subject that must be included in the feminist agenda as part of women's rights which are human rights.