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March 8, 2022

Give Birth Like a Feminist

with podcast guest

Milli Hill

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Milli Hill is a writer and freelance journalist with a passion for women’s rights in childbirth and throughout their reproductive lives. She is a tireless advocate for women’s choices, and for the notion that birth can be positive in any setting, from home to the operating theater. Milli is also the author of three books, The Positive Birth Book, Give Birth like a Feminist, and My Period (for preteens), which have all topped the Amazon charts.

In this episode, we talk about how cultural messaging disconnects us from our bodies, the need to reframe the common notion that childbirth has to be traumatic, why you should have a birth plan, how Milli centers women in her advocacy, and so much more. We also talk about a topic I’ve never brought up on the podcast and the highly controversial event that happened to Milli last year. Enjoy the episode!

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Highlights

  • How Milli’s first birth experience started her journey as a writer
  • Reframing childbirth as a positive event
  • The long-term impact of negative cultural messaging about our bodies
  • The deep connection between our perspectives on menstruation and childbirth
  • Our disconnection from nature and our status as mammals
  • How the power dynamic between doctor and patient impacts the care we receive
  • The most important things you should know about your birth experience
  • How to think about your birth plan
  • Tuning into your body and your inner wisdom
  • The painful blowback Milli experienced after commenting on the problems she sees with de-sexing language
  • How we all lose when different opinions are silenced

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