It’s no secret that childbirth is tough, but the reality of what follows is rarely discussed. While no two birth stories are the same, I want to use my story, which is far from what I could have ever imagined to share exactly what happens, empower others with the truth and to encourage opening up around this conversation. In the absence of any education about the process and knowledge, all too many women just aren’t capable of making informed decisions, or even trusting their own bodies, especially when so many things can change and are out of your control. This week’s Food For Thought is a highly personal one, where I explore my own birth story with midwife and author Marie Louise, also know as The Modern Midwife. Please note, this episode contains some graphic childbirth references. For more information, visit Rhitrition.com (http://rhitrition.com/) and Instagram.com/Rhitrition (http://instagram.com/Rhitrition) . Here are some additional resources that you may also find helpful; NHS (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/what-happens-during-labour-and-birth/) , Tommy's (https://www.tommys.org/) and The Modern Midwife (https://themodernmidwife.com/) .