Today Zoe speaks to Doula extraordinaire Kicki Hansard. She is also an author and is behind the hashtag #butnotmaternity campaign.
They talk about Kicki’s pregnancy and births, her work as a Doula, physiological birth and her work on the campaign behind maternity services in the current pandemic.
“I was very much just waking up every day and doing the best I could”
“Is it my expectation of motherhood that’s the problem…yes”
“Unless you feel safe in that environment, you are going to struggle”
“It’s inhumane… it’s completely wrong”
ABOUT THE GUEST
Kicki Hansard. Originally from Sweden but has been living in the UK for the past 30 years where she has become a mother, doula and author.
ABOUT THE HOST
Devoted mother of two (and a big hairy dog), UK trained midwife, doula and personal trainer, specialising in pre and postnatal fitness.
Zoe was born in the UK and before moving to Dubai in 2013 and worked as a midwife in central London, both in a birth centre and a very busy NHS hospital.
Although late to the scene, Zoe is an aspiring athlete having won numerous triathlons and representing Great Britain where she placed within the top 10 on the world stage.
With her husband James, the couple will soon be launching their cloth nappy company, Bop & Bee, where they hope to inspire families to swap a few disposable nappies a day for the more planet friendly option of cloth.
Zoe’s goal is to share her knowledge and experience, tell real life stories, manage expectations and open up those often difficult conversations.
Zoe’s own motherhood journey has been full of twists and turns as she put everything on hold and went through numerous miscarriages and rounds of IVF.
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