Episode 97: Birth Rights Special with Rebecca Schiller

What is a doula? Why do birth rights matter? And how would Ellie guide someone through a difficult labour with the help of a Pepperami?

All these questions are answered in this episode, with special guest Rebecca Schiller. She's the author of the excellent book Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter, which is out now.

We discuss the issue of birth rights around the world, including why it's so hard to have a home birth in Australia, and the difficulties facing migrant women in the UK. Ellie and Helen share their experiences of labour, and make Rebecca pretend she's on Dragons' Den while doing terrible impressions of Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones.

To find out more about Rebecca's charity, visit birthrights.org.uk. She's on Twitter @hackneydoula and Instagram as @rebecca.schiller.

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