A Feminist Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: Rebecca Schiller and Eva Wiseman in conversation
Thursday 19th July 18:30 at London - Gower Street
Women are bombarded with all manner advice the moment they announce they are pregnant. Much of this advice is confusing, contradictory and often sexist, underscored by a desire to police women’s bodies, minimize their experiences and control the choices they make.
Join Rebecca Schiller, CEO of Birthrights, doula and author of Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter and Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan, as she speaks to the Observer’s Eva Wiseman about how a feminist approach to pregnancy might be possible, and how women can feel empowered to make the decisions that are right for them.
Throughout her work at Birthrights, the charity that promotes women's rights in childbirth, as a parenting journalist and as one of the UK's best known doulas, Rebecca Schiller has supported countless women through pregnancy, helping them to find the solutions that are right for them and their families. Rebecca’s new book, Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan is revolutionary guide to pregnancy and birth, laying out all the options at every stage without judgement or bias. Eva Wiseman is a commissioning editor for the Observer Magazine andhas written extensively about birth and motherhood in her columns.
Eva will be speaking to Rebecca about Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan -- as well as topics ranging from drinking alcohol during pregnancy to breastfeeding and the social taboos around speaking about miscarriage and experiences of birth.
Tickets for this event are £8/£6 (Waterstones Cardholders and Students) and include a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival.
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