Midwifery and Choosing the Right Words to Talk about Childbirth

Lynne Hogan is a former NHS midwife with a breadth of experience ranging from Essex to the Highlands of Scotland. In this episode, she speaks out about the gap between public perceptions of childbirth and the reality, and the variety of ways in which midwives can support expectant mothers through their pregnancy, delivery and beyond. Lynne is also able to offer fascinating insights into the importance of language and choosing the right words to talk about childbirth, particularly illustrating how medical professionals and members of the public can unwittingly do harm.

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