Childbirth

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From natural birth to caesarean: women must be given unbiased information | Kara Thompson
Fear-mongering with misleading statistics does not support the goal of empowering women to make decisions

Kara Thompson

13, Jun, 2022 @6:07 AM

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Writing honestly about motherhood still provokes anger, but we must tell our stories | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
The problems and worries are perennial, but each generation experiences them differently, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

06, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Childbirth is often a lonely and frightening experience | Letters
Letters: Readers on how a lack of communication and not being listened to by doctors left them traumatised, plus an example of an excellent midwifery practice that was closed down

Letters

05, Jun, 2022 @5:10 PM

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Linking nitrous oxide to climate risk is yet another example of the disdain shown to women’s pain | Isabelle Oderberg
Why this report? Why now? Why did I get all those rolling eye emoji text messages?

Isabelle Oderberg

31, May, 2022 @6:02 AM

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Is nitrous oxide a climate risk? Yes, but doctors say effective pain relief in childbirth should be the priority
Experts have queried a report urging women against ‘laughing gas’ as pain relief during labour due to its environmental impact

Elias Visontay

31, May, 2022 @1:46 AM

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Racism in UK maternity care risks safety of Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity women – study
Participants in charity’s year-long inquiry describe being ignored and feeling patronised and dehumanised

Hannah Summers

22, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Plymouth maternity staff missed chances to save baby’s life, report finds
Giles Cooper-Hall died at Derriford hospital at 16 hours old after overstretched staff failed to carry out checks

Rosie Taylor and Denis Campbell

09, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Have we reached peak twin? We ask an expert
Christiaan Monden, author of a study on global twin rates, on the future of multiple births

Coco Khan

06, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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How will we count the cost of having a baby during a pandemic? | Eva Wiseman
For everyone who went through a birth in the early days of lockdown, the longer-term effects and anxieties will take years to process, says Eva Wiseman

Eva Wiseman

01, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Everything I thought before the birth of my son now feels naive and misinformed | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
From non-mother to mother: the scale of the change is almost unspeakable, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

25, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Magic curtains and a 36-hour blur mark the arrival of our newborn daughter | Séamas O’Reilly
Miraculous fluids, bad sandwiches, baby-juggling nurses… A hospital stay is a humbling affair

Séamas O’Reilly

24, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Tory MPs have the faces of guilty men | Brief letters
Letters: A haunting photo of Commons benches | A political palindrome | The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe in French | Childbirth on TV | Flamin’ Nora and Gordon Bennett

Letters

21, Apr, 2022 @4:44 PM

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