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Maternity special

Top 10 myths about new parenthood

Ecologist

7th March, 2012

Worried your life, your marriage, your baby or your body isn't 'normal'? Don't fall foul of the myths of parenting more...
Maternity special

Flash 'em: how breastfeeding got political

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

An exclusive interview with Claire Jones-Hughes - the woman behind Brighton’s now famous breastfeeding flash mob. By Matilda Lee more...
Maternity special

Five maternity campaigns for better, safer birth

Ecologist

7th March, 2012

Get involved in the groups and campaigns working towards better maternity services in the UK more...
Sarah Montagu

Midwifery on screen: how 'One Born Every Minute' gets it wrong

Sarah Montagu

8th March, 2012

Forget alarmist TV birthing dramas- get the real low-down on midwifery from Sarah Montagu more...
Maternity special

Anatomy of a C-section: they save lives, but would you choose one?

Andrew Wasley

8th March, 2012

Andrew Wasley watched his partner endure two invasive births, one elective, the other life saving more...
Maternity special

How birth was hijacked

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

For International Women's Day, the Ecologist reports on the maternity care crisis and looks at ways to overcome the culture of fear facing mothers-to-be more...
Maternity special

Birth uncut: how women were turned off natural childbirth

Pat Thomas

7th March, 2012

Tested, assessed and treated as patients rather than mothers-to-be, it's no wonder women are afraid of giving birth naturally, says Pat Thomas as International Women's Day arrives more...
Maternity special

Labour of love: the demise of traditional midwifery

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

Women-centred maternity care through midwifery is in danger of extinction, replaced by a medical model that treats birth as an illness. Birth is an act of love, not one of fear and loathing, so what are the consequences? Matilda Lee reports more...
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CASE STUDY: making breast-feeding easy

Mike Stones

1st May, 2008

Why does only one in 100 mums follow government advice to feed her baby solely on breast milk for the first six months? Mike Stones meets the woman determined to change that. more...
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Visionaries: Carolyn Steel

Ecologist

1st April 2009

In many ways, Carolyn Steel was born to be an architect: as a child she used to dream of buildings.

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Pigs on a farm

Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

The husband of the first woman to die from swine flu in the US is preparing a case against pork producer Smithfield Foods, part-owner of the Mexican farm where the disease is believed to have originated more...
Breastfeeding

Breastmilk vs 'formula' food

Pat Thomas

1st April 2006

Humans have been breastfeeding for nearly half a million years. It’s only in the last 60 years that we have begun to give babies highly processed convenience food called ‘formula’. Pat Thomas investigates more...

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City,sitopia

How to feed a city

Carolyn Steel

1st June, 2009

We can continue to squander our resources and react to food crises as they happen, or we can fundamentally change the way the food systems work, says Carolyn Steel more...
Investigations

Suck On This

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2006

The human species has been breastfeeding for nearly half a million years. It’s only in the last 60 years that we have begun to give babies the highly processed convenience food called ‘formula’. more...

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