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Welcome to my blog...

I'm Milli Hill, a mother of three small children, and a writer.

I'm interested in early attachment, breastfeeding, positive birth, evidence based parenting, and the rights of women and children. I am the founder of The Positive Birth Movement.

I'm also a 'stay at home mum' and most of my energy and passion is currently directed towards my three children, Bess, 9, Ursula, 7, and Albie, 3.

You can keep up with my latest posts on facebook, or on twitter @millihill.


My first book, The Positive Birth Book, was published by Pinter and Martin in March 2017!

I am a columnist for Telegraph Women.

I was a weekly Columnist for from 2013 to 2015 and wrote for them mainly about pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting.

I am the editor of Water Birth: Stories to Inspire and Inform, published by Lonely Scribe  and available on Amazon UK and Amazon US, and several other online bookstores.

I contributed a chapter to The Roar Behind the Silence: Why Kindness, Compassion and Respect matter in Maternity Care, published by Pinter and Martin in February 2015.

I also write for the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Huffington Post.

If you would like me to write for you, or would like to contact me about media enquiries, please get in touch. Email me or find me on twitter @millihill.

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