In a new series of podcasts, Motherland founder and editor Charlotte Philby will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss issues around pregnancy, birth, motherhood and life.

First up, she is joined by midwife and founder of and Hollie De Cruz, co-founder of
The Calm Birth School for a candid conversation covering the practical, emotional and physical preparations for birth. From hypnobirthing and C-sections, to second babies, sex and bolstering your relationship ahead of the biggest change in both of your lives.

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