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Pure Nurture Pregnancy and Birth

Apr 12, 2022

Milli Hill is a writer, feminist, and freelance journalist with a passion for reframing the narrative around women’s bodies. She is the author of The Positive Birth Book, Give Birth like a Feminist, and My Period (for preteen girls). From 2012 to 2021, she founded and ran the Positive Birth Movement, a global network of antenatal discussion groups aimed at improving birth and giving women better access to support and information.

As a journalist since 2013, she has written for many publications including the Telegraph, Mail, and Guardian, along with appearing on the BBC, talk radio, LBC, and many leading podcasts. She lives in Somerset with her partner and three children.

In this episode, you will hear about:

  • Milli’s feminist viewpoint of women’s traumatic birth experiences
  • Positive Birth Movement
  • The cycles of being female
  • Jane Hardwicke Collings (a shamanic menstruation educator)
  • Reframing the birth and menstruation conversations for our daughters
  • Losing touch with nature
  • Kristy witnessed a dog giving birth
  • Relating 5 Rhythms dance to being in labor
  • The value of a birth doula
  • Changing the language around birth
  • A serious Internet attack on Milli’s thoughts
  • Is our biological sex now on a spectrum?
  • Being more inclusive
  • To mask our children at school or not?
  • Reconnect with nature for healing

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Next week, we will unravel what society says is "true" about motherhood so you can reclaim your power around pregnancy and birth with Kelly Jernigan! This is the perfect segway from talking with Milli.