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Journal Vol. 15, No. 4 — The politics of cot death

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

The politics of cot death

Breech birth: A midwifery approach
AIMS Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech reports from a meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), 19 January 2004, which focused on the midwifery approach to breech birth.

The war on group B strep
Midwife Sara Wickham provides the background and explores the options open to women diagnosed with bacterial diseases that pose potential risks to their babies.

Whoops!
Jean robinson draws attention to the risks pregnant women run when seen in Accident and Emergency departments by junior doctors whose confidence conceals their ignorance of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Things are changing...
AIMS has been at the forefront of campaigning to improve maternity care for the last 43 years and, for those who've been involved a long time it is sometimes useful to look back at what care was like many years ago, and see just how many changes have resulted from constant consumer pressure. Jane Wright considers the changes that have taken place in Northern Ireland.

...But things are also the same

Did yours have marmite on?
What's it like to be a volunteer and a Mum? Suzanna Nock enlightens us.

Community maternity unit sets the standard
Avril Nicholl discusses the Scottish Executive's contraversial strategy to increase the number of community maternity units, which has recieved a boost with news of a remarkable turnround of an existing unit.

Research:
Jean Robinson reviews

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue:
Through a glass darkly (into the light); Vitamin K; the view from Down Under; Looking for help; "Am I Allowed?" - new AIMS book says 'Yes, you are'; and Irish Supreme Court highlights need for reform in maternity care

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