Interview with Elena Skoko, author of 'Memoirs of a Singing Birth'

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Welcome to the radio/podcast program of the Women's International News Gathering Service.

This podcast has a very special place in the history of women's radio. When it was started back in 1986, community radio around the world was still in its infancy. Radio by women, and especially by feminists, found a home on many of our stations right from the start.

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In the first episode of WINGS on the RPN, Frieda Werden interviews Elena Skoko, author of Memoirs of a Singing Birth and activist for rights and dignity of mothers and babies in birth. She talks about birthing practices that are based on science and loving care and do not involve current formulas for medical intervention. She gave birth to her daughter in Bali at a birthing centre, with midwife Ibu Robin Lim in attendance. It was a lotus birth, meaning the umbilical cord was not cut.  Skoko lives in Rome, Croatia, and Bali.



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