The Politics of Midwifery
Contractions is a monthly podcast about the politics of midwifery. All contractions address the analysis and practical change of one political issue surrounding childbirth, such as obstetric or reproductive violence, care, workload, sexism or racism. Every contraction is necessary to cope with in order to arrive at the birth of a midwifery care wherein all pregnant people feel free, safe, and emotionally and physically supported. Contractions’ aim is to start an international dialogue with midwives globally, to recognise our issues as shared issues, and to learn from each others visions, critiques and practices.
Contraction IV: Inequity with Bahareh Goodarzi
Contraction III: Obstetric Violence with Michelle Sadler
Contraction II: Crisis with Rebecca Ashley
Contraction I: Power/Knowledge with Elizabeth Newnham
Interview with Kaveri Mayra and Rachelle Chadwick, Bodies that Birth Book Club, Ask the Author I, 2021.
Episode in podcast Verwachting, Slaa 2018.