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I was at a conference recently where various well-known and influential people spoke about their work in the very early years. While some of these were eminent academics and some were senior practitioners and knew their subject inside-out, nearly all focused on the difference that could be made to women and men facing challenges during the transition to parenthood by simply listening to them.

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Is this 'evidence' or a 'best guess'?

Many years ago, when I first started working as a birth educator (in the days when antenatal education did focus primarily on preparation for labour and birth rather than preparation for becoming a mum or dad) I used to discuss with my groups the ‘informed choice’ questions.

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