I said ‘I’m in labour’ but no one listened. I had to be my own midwife, my own voice | Cherisse Buzzacott

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I don’t want to think I was harmed because I was an angry, black woman who refused to comply with the experts

As a midwife I see myself as a voice for vulnerable women during childbirth, pregnancy, and motherhood. With all the uncertainty and unknowing women are led to believe health professionals are the experts. To some extent we are – as midwives we have studied the mechanisms of pregnancy on a woman’s body, tracking the changes and effects through stages of pregnancy and birth.

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