Bloody shows and traffic jams with Annie Mac

DJ and broadcaster Annie Mac joins Clemmie this week to discuss the birth of her first son in 2013. With a history of speedy births running in the family, Annie was expecting her baby to arrive at a similar pace and decided not to make a birth plan in order to not create too many expectations. Annie and Clemmie discuss the noises women make during labour, how knitting was used to help midwives and why placentas are so fascinating. They also take a listener question about antenatal classes and making 'Mum mates'.

The book discussed in the podcast is Ina May Gaskin's book, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth:

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Birth Stories is produced by Hannah Varrall and created by Off Script

*This podcast is not to replace medical advice. Always speak to your midwife or doctor if you have any concerns.*

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