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The Meghan Markle birth debacle…

Aside from the fact that Meghan Markle can’t seem to do anything right for our press (have they learn nothing from the Diana years?) I take issue with the way she is being written about because of the way she is planning the birth of her baby, choosing her hospital and birth team. This week her birth choices have been much discussed and she has even been described as being a birth brat which did make me smile – good, I’m glad she is being a brat about it, even thought that is an awful description. Women should feel able to plan more and to have more control when it comes to the birth of their baby – and that may not prevent interventions becoming necessary but it can mean more respect, communication and dignity. In no other circumstances would we hand ourselves over to be touched, prodded and told what to do – yet in labour and birth this is often considered the norm. I am fiercely passionate about good preparation, planning and communication …