Sprogcast Live in South London: July 14th at 7.30pm.
An evening of story telling about birth and early parenthood.
An evening of conversation about pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, hosted by Karen Hall and Mark Harris, hosts of the Sprogcast, a monthly podcast about pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Join us as we explore the narrative that influences our experience, and the experience of the parents we work with. We expect a lively discussion with our panel, and invite questions and contributions from the audience.
Mark Harris, author to Men, Love & Birth, is one of the few registered male midwives in the UK. When Mark’s wife of 20 years died in 2009, he decided to explore a new career path and founded birth education programme Birthing For Blokes (@Birthing4Blokes), a unique service providing antenatal classes specifically designed to prepare men for fatherhood. He continues to work as an independent midwife.
Karen is a Breastfeeding Counsellor, blogger, and passionate supporter of new parents.
Natalie Corden is a ‘Nearly Qualified’student midwife who has a positive ethos for physiological birth. Mother of two boys, trained as breastfeeding supporter and post natal doula, worked as a maternity support worker for 3 yrs before commencing the midwifery degree programme. She is a RCM student forum England representative. Natalie uses social media to connect within the wider midwifery community.
Natalie Meddings trained with Michel Odent and Janet Balaskas in 2003 to become a doula and active birth teacher. Four years ago, she founded the national support network tellmeagoodbirthstory.com. She has three children, Constance, 14, Pearl 12 and Walter 9. She is based in London.
Dr Amy Brown is an Associate Professor in Child Public Health at Swansea University. She is passionate about the impact of the societal barriers to breastfeeding and her research explores how together we can overcome these. to enable women to breastfeed for as long as they want. Her book Breastfeeding Uncovered is out in September.
Rebecca Schiller is an occasional birth doula, and author for the forthcoming Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter. She spends most of her time working as Director of Birthrights – the human rights in childbirth charity – and on the Board of of Doula UK.