Friday, March 30, 2012

On Saturday 17th March, Radio 4's Today Health Correspondent Jane Dreaper presented a report on the history of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) programme, and interviewed me as part of this report.
[Extract of JD] "The NCT is pledging to keep campaiging to improve services for all new parents, but Pauline Hull, who runs a website called electivecesarean, questions whether the NCT has stayed too close to its roots, in promoting all things natural.

[My response] "Because of its size and power, it's presented these choices to MPs as being something that all women want, when in fact for example, more women are choosing a cesarean than a homebirth, and there are women who choose not to breastfeed and there are women who choose to breastfeed. So I hope that going forward, the NCT is more willing perhaps to listen to the views of other smaller organizations that represent women, and that they can be fully supportive of all choices."

No comments: