Podcast / 25 May, 2022 / My Baba

Parental Control, Ep 60: Bestselling Author Milli Hill On The Realities Of Giving Birth

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes bestselling author Milli Hill to the show to celebrate the launch of the revised edition of The Positive Birth Book and to discuss the realities of giving birth.

Ellie quizzes Milli on the myths, legends and metaphors surrounding birth, as well as deep-diving into the nitty-gritty. They discuss why birth plans are absolutely worth bothering with, and how to manage the ideals and realities when it comes to birth.


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About Milli Hill

Milli Hill is a writer and freelance journalist with a passion for women’s rights in childbirth and throughout their reproductive lives. Her book The Positive Birth Book is one of the UK’s bestselling pregnancy guides, selling nearly 100k copies since publication in 2017. Her more recent books, Give Birth like a Feminist, and My Period (for preteens), have also topped the Amazon charts.

A freelance journalist since 2013, Milli has written for many publications, including The Telegraph, Guardian, iPaper, Good to Know, Mail Plus and Mother & Baby Magazine. For over two years she wrote a weekly column for Best Daily Magazine, which often went ‘viral’ and won her thousands of followers and acclaim from the likes of Ricki Lake.

As a writer, Milli is best known for raising awareness of women’s voices, rights, and experiences in the birth room. She is a tireless advocate for women’s choices, and for the notion that birth can be positive in any setting, from home to the operating theatre. She has appeared on many podcasts and radio shows including BBC Radio 2 (Jeremy Vine, Amol Rajan), BBC Radio 5 Live (Emma Barnett), and TalkRadio.


The Positive Birth Book

Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth and the early weeks of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have guide for pregnant women. A widely acclaimed bestseller since it was first published, it has empowered hundreds of thousands of women worldwide to make informed, positive choices about their births.

Fully revised and updated, this new edition will help you work out what kind of birth you really want, and learn how to maximise your chances of getting it.


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In The Spotlight

Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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