Birth Small Talk

Talking about birth


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“Perhaps it is time we expanded our range of options – dig into our collection of colourful adjectives and share them with birthing women to help them choose how best to describe their experiences? Dark, warm, powerful, terrifying, long, ethereal births. Social births, private births. Inside births, outside births, car births, bathroom births, kitchen births. Births of every colour of the rainbow, shot through with sunlight, filled with birdsong, healing and tenderness. Is it time for a poetry of birth language?”

Kirsten Small. (2019). The trouble with normal birth. Australian Midwifery News.

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