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Journal Vol. 14, No. 2 — State-sanctioned kidnapping: Violation of a baby's human rights

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

State-Sanctioned Kidnapping - Violation of a baby's human rights

Birthing a baby by the breech at home - Midwives lack of experience and skill in breech birth is letting women down and endangering them and their babies

A knee-jerk response to medicalised birth - The role of primitive reflexes during pregnancy and birth

How to get a water birth - A little light relief for those whose bureaucratic stamina is running out

Infant formulas harbour harmful bacteria - The death of a five-day-old boy raises questions about breastmilk substitutes

In memory of Alice Stewart - Epidemiologist who showed that X-rays in pregnancy caused childhood leukaemia

Coronor's inquiry into a breech delivery

Research:
Jean Robinson reviews

Reviews of
"Birth by Design: Pregnancy, Maternity Care, and Midwifery in North America and Europe" and "Birth Stories".

Also in this issue:
I did it! A VBAC water birth at home; Lone birth - not just lucky; Assisting at my own caesarean; Vasa previa: do you know what it is?; Lottery funding update.

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