Listening Project

Conversation between friends, Gill and Deb, about when Deb asked Gill to be her birth partner after she split up with her partner while she was pregnant.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:58:23

  • Shelf mark

    C1500/0721

  • Recording date

    2014-11-09

  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Radio Wales, Cardiff

  • Interviewees

    Boyd, Gillian, 1933- (female, retired psychology lecturer), Coburn, Deb, 1966- (female, mum, homemaker, trainer)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Wales

  • Recordist

    Rosser, Lynne

  • Abstract

    Friends, Gillian and Deb, talk about when Deb asked Gill to be her birth partner after she split up with her partner while she was pregnant. They describe the birth and how reassuring it was for Deb to have Gill there with her. Deb talks about how straightforward it was and how much she enjoyed every moment. They discuss how attitudes towards the experience of birth have changed over time and how it is now returning to being a more natural process and how much better that is.

  • Description

    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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