I’m Rebecca Schiller I spend most of my time working as chief executive of Birthrights, the human rights in childbirth charity. I also write about women’s rights, pregnancy, birth and postnatal issues for a range of newspapers and magazines and you’ll sometimes spot me on TV or hear me on the radio talking about birth, feminism, women’s rights and other things that motivate me to get out of bed each day. I’m a still an occasionally to be found in birth rooms in London and Kent working as a Doula UK recognised birth doula.
During my own pregnancy I became fascinated by the process of birth and since then have realised women need more support and positivity than most of us get at a vulnerable time. I believe firmly that, given the right support, everyone is able to have a guilt-free birth experience; whatever that means for them. So my focus before, during and after the birth is always in providing whatever is needed to encourage couples to explore and pursue their version of this positive birth.
Though I used to live (and often work) in Hackney, I am now based in Ramsgate with my children and my long-suffering husband.