The Latent Phase

Story: Laurike in ‘t Veld & Chris Pattison
Illustration: Nick Burdett

We created The Latent Phase to share a story too often left untold.

Thankfully, there is already ample discussion on the challenges faced during the final stages of birth, as well as growing engagement with topics like hypnobirthing. However, many expectant parents experience a painful, traumatic, and extended Latent Phase during labour, with no idea it was a possibility (despite being highly engaged in preparing for the process).

The Latent Phase tells our story, in the hope that it might raise awareness, help other expectant parents, or resonate with those who’ve gone through something similar.

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