Childbirth Trust in Marlborough and district.

The National Childbirth Trust in Marlborough and district covers postcode areas SN8 and SN9, offering support and advice to parents to be, parents and grandparents. Additionally it hold regular events such as Zumba parties, a dads group meeting once a month, regular cafes thoughout SN8 and SN9, antental classes, first aid classes and much more!



  • Comment Author Eli
    Post Time Mar 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm
  • This is a great campaign. I was lucky to have a iusbsfll home birth, but I am aware that various things were only available by chance- supportive midwives, available midwives etc. My antenatal care, however, was nonexistent and what care I received I went out and found, travelled to, gleaned, and paid for..-= frankb4s last blog .. =-.[]Fertile Fem Reply:March 9th, 2010 at 6:16 PMSo did you have an independent midwife at your home birth, or NHS?[] Reply:March 14th, 2010 at 1:25 AMI had 2 NHS midwives. Thankfully, the ones on call that night were two (of the 5 possible ones) that supported my decision. Two were openly hostile to my decision. Mainly because it was my first child and there was a sense that I ought to do it in hospital first so that I can be sure that my body *can* give birth and then for baby number 2 I can have a cosy home birth. In the end I had a fast labour anyway and the midwives only arrived 40mins before I popped! I think you’re right that feminism has marginalised the discourse of motherhood and birth and needs to regain it. And I think better support for birth, labour and early motherhood are vital. I think many women have a lot of fear around birth and the system’ should be geared to allowing plenty of time for educating/supporting and working through that during pregnancy..-= Frankb4s last blog .. =-.[]

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