Give Birth Like a Feminist
Milli Hill, Read by Milli Hill

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Narrated By: Milli Hill

Duration: 8 hours and 5 minutes

What to expect

As featured on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 5 Live

Selected as one of the Independent’s 10 best pregnancy books for expectant parents

Birth is a feminist issue. It’s the feminist issue nobody’s talking about.

For too long women have been told, ‘a healthy baby is all that matters’. This book dares to say women matter too.

Finally blasting the feminist spotlight into the labour ward, Milli Hill encourages women everywhere to stand and deliver, insisting that birth is no longer left off the list in discussions about female power, control and agency.

From the importance of birth plans to your human rights in childbirth, and including birth stories from women across the world, this call-to-arms will help you find your voice, take an active role in your choices, and change the way you think about childbirth.

Praise for Give Birth Like a Feminist

‘I feel so lucky to have read Milli’s book while pregnant, she completely changed my way of looking at giving birth’ Ella Mills, author of Deliciously Ella

Genre

Feminism & feminist theory, Pregnancy, birth & baby care: advice & issues

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‘I feel so lucky to have read Milli’s book while pregnant, she completely changed my way of looking at giving birth’ Ella Mills, author of Deliciously Ella

‘Milli is a compassionate and passionate writer who puts women squarely at the heart of her endeavours.’ Emma Barnett, Woman’s Hour

‘A much-needed, brilliant, reassuring, pioneering, kick-ass book that all women – especially mothers – should read!’ Emma Jane Unsworth

‘Milli Hill is one of our very favourite birth writers. Birth has been overlooked by feminists for too long, in spite of the injustices happening in the labour ward. This book is a rallying cry for women everywhere to take charge of their births and recognise their own autonomy at this pivotal moment in their lives. Everyone should read it and look at the experience of childbirth through a feminist lens.’ Ricki Lake, Producer and Abby Epstein, Director: The Business of Being Born

‘Whether a person is considering giving birth or not, Milli Hill's exploration of childbirth as a central feminist issue is a must-read. I loved this book!’ Soraya Chemaly

‘Everyone should read this awesome book! The world has changed and Milli Hill connects the dots in a way that can change minds and improve outcomes.’ Tina Cassidy

‘Finally. Someone brave enough to say the words “feminist” and “birth” in the same sentence in a book that is not an academic polemic.’ Hannah Dahlen