Birth story – Katrina and baby Thomas — The Positive Birth Company

*Trigger warning* – Mention stroke, pregnancy losses, IVF, caesarean, COVID-19, multiple room changes, hypertension, catheter, reduced fetal heartbeat and use of the word contraction I’ve been excited to write our story as mothering and parenting has been an amazing journey so far and whilst our experience was eventful it was empowering having read so many … Read more

Birth story – Claire and baby Cassie — The Positive Birth Company

*Trigger warning* – Contractions, Emergency C Section, after birth complication, blood loss. I wasn’t sure if I should tell my story as people always say to me, ‘you have been though the mill,’ but I did not feel that way at all as I have an amazing beautiful happy baby and I know I made … Read more

Birth story – Shonagh and baby girl — The Positive Birth Company

Pregnancy We found out shortly before Christmas last year that we were expecting, which came as a big but very welcome surprise! Overall my pregnancy was very straight forward with only some mild morning sickness between 6 and 14 weeks. I had always been interested in the idea of ​​a home birth after my sister … Read more

Birth story – Nadiah and baby Jonah — The Positive Birth Company

Myself and my wife were terrified of birth, I’m an ED/Paeds ED Consultant and generally hard as nails but still, both our moms had difficult birth stories for various reasons. My wife Becca is also pregnant (26 weeks). The Positive Birth Company face-to-face weekend course and online courses properly sorted out our perspectives and made … Read more

A Primer on Reproductive Justice for Pharmacy Professionals – Birth Control Pharmacist

What is reproductive justice? Reproductive justice is “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities” as defined by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective [1]. Reproductive justice exists in a trinity of frameworks also consisting of reproductive health … Read more

Birth story – Jessica and baby Martha — The Positive Birth Company

Pregnancy – I’ll keep this section short and sweet as my pregnancy was super straight forward! I absolutely LOVED being pregnant. I was one of the lucky few who didn’t experience any symptoms other than feeling a little uncomfortable towards the end. Induction – Unfortunately, my little babe was super cosy in my tummy and … Read more

A new drug update – Birth Control Pharmacist

A new combined oral contraceptive was approved by the FDA (Nextstellis®) in April 2021.1 Nextstellis contains estetrol, an estrogen that can be manufactured from plants and that was originally derived naturally during pregnancy from the fetus liver, and drospirenone, a progestin found in other currently available contraceptives. Drospirenone has antiandrogenic and anti-mineralocorticoid activity.2 Estetrol differs … Read more