The pregnant midwife: A personal reflection on having a baby as a midwife

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I have always had a passion for matters around pregnancy, birth and babies. For years I have enjoyed being a midwife, clinically in research and in teaching. My passion started at around 4 years old when my brother was born. Mesmerized by a growing belly and the fact that another human was coming in to…
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Exploring ‘obstetric violence’ and ‘birth rape’

Posted by & filed under academia, birth rape, birth trauma, Compassion, Emotional Intellegence, empathy, healthcare, Maternity Services, Mental Health, midwifery, obstetric violence, psychology, Research.

Recently, the wonderful Ibone Olza (Perinatal Psychiatrist and Childbirth Activist from Childbirth is Ours, Spain) contacted me about her work on obstetric violence, birth rape and professional trauma. After reading her papers and watching her present her work, I was compelled to document and reflect upon some of the issues raised, here. The following points…
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