Childbirth Does Not Have To Be Difficult

Roanna Rosewood
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Roanna Rosewood
Guest Bio: Roanna Rosewood is the Operations Director of Human Rights in Childbirth, an international NGO, based in The Netherlands. Roanna works to clarify and advance the fundamental human rights of pregnant women. She is also an international award-winning birth empowerment speaker and the author of, “Cut, Stapled, & Mended: When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean.” (Confluence Press, 2013).

Segment Overview
Roanna Rosewood talks about how childbirth does not have to be painful, messy, and scary but can actually be a pleasurable, transformative experience.



Transcription

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Neal Howard: Hello. You’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host, Neal Howard. Our guest in studio today is Roanna Rosewood. We all know how we come into this world. It’s through the process of childbirth. Traditionally, when we’re seeing childbirth portrayed on TV or in the media or in movies, it’s never anything that’s described as pleasurable until the baby’s here and the baby’s designated as well and all fingers, toes, whatnot. Then, it’s the happy moment.

But our guest today, Roanna Rosewood, also the author of Cut, Stapled and Mended, claims that it should be a pleasurable experience throughout. How are you doing today, Roanna?

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