Just One Thing – You Matter

There is no shortage of information out there for new parents, much of it completely contradictory. This was the starting point for this series – instead of inundating you with tons of tips and advice, the aim was to give you some snapshots of the many different experiences of parenthood in all its complex glory.

I have been very lucky throughout my career (and life!) to have had support from a number of women who feel as passionate about improving life for mothers and fathers as I do. Rebecca Schiller is one of those women. I asked her to tell me Just One Thing she would love new mothers and fathers to know…..

“You matter, and I won’t let you forget it”.

Rebecca Schiller,

CEO of Birthrights & doula

Rebecca Schiller is the CEO of Birthrights, the human rights in childbirth charity, and a doula, who is known by her Twitter handle The Hackney Doula. She is the author of Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter and is a regular contributor to numerous publications including the Guardian and The Pool. Rebecca lives on a ramshackle smallholding with her husband, her two children and a motley crew of chickens and ducks. Her new book, Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan: a revolutionary guide to pregnancy, birth and the weeks that follow will be Published by Penguin on 3 May and can be pre-ordered now. You can find her on her website, and chat to her on Instagram.