What the Midwife Said

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Midwife Leah Hazard talks to author and mum Lucy Brett about her book - PMSL - and her campaign to smash the taboos around women's health and birth.

Show Notes

Midwife Leah Hazard talks to author and mum Lucy Brett about her book - PMSL - and her campaign to smash the taboos around women's health and birth.

Lucy started writing about women’s health, bodies and taboo after the birth of her second baby. Like many women born in an analogue age her sex and body education was a combined effort – she learned about her nether regions from magazines, other peoples’ big sisters and Tampax leaflets. This meant she wasn’t brilliantly prepared for the realities of childbirth.

Passionate about feminism, healthcare, and smashing the stigma around women’s bodies she has spoken about her condition, and also the wider impact of taboo in women’s healthcare. Part memoir, part best friend, part stigma smashing call to action PMSL is her first book.

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What is What the Midwife Said?

Welcome to the podcast all about how babies and families are made.

In this series, working midwife, mother and bestselling author Leah Hazard speaks to remarkable women and men from all walks of life about fertility, birth, pregnancy and parenting.

She explores the way we see our bodies and our relationships, the choices we make as we build our families, and the highs and lows that those choices can bring.

No judgment, no shame.

Just real stories, and all the warmth, wit and compassion you’d expect from a visit with your favourite midwife.

Guests include dynamic, diverse voices - some familiar and some fresh - from Lorraine Kelly, Dr Amir Khan and Emma Barnett to athlete/adventurer Anna McNuff, author Katherine May, activists Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Abe who founded the FivexMore campaign highlighting racial disparities in maternal health, and many more.

Subscribe, leave a rating and get involved in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #whatthemidwifesaid.