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Journal Vol. 16, No. 1 — Is it murder to refuse a caesarean?

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Is it murder to refuse a caesarean?

It's hospital policy...
The language of birth can be very disempowering for women, perhaps no more so, argues Alice Charwood, than when a practitioner utters this devastating phrase.

Meet the committee

What women think of midwives
Suzanna Nock reviews an eye-opening e-discussion about women's relationships with midwives.

Consultation, consultation, consultation: a cynical view
Elizabeth Key wonders whether consultation between officialdom and consumer groups is a meaningful exercise or a waste of time.

Independent midwives: a luxury for the elite or a necessity for all?
AIMS member Caron Bradshaw argues the case for more independent midwives suggesting that they are a valuable commodity in a maternity service increasingly unable to provide normal births.

The honorary contract: Chronology of events

Changing Childbirth and maternity services in Scotland
Marisa Lincoln has just completed a study based on in-depth interviews with healthcare practitioners in two Scottish maternity hospitals distinguished by size and midwifery systems. The article highlights some of the findings

Research:
Jean Robinson reviews

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue:
Profiting from childbirth?; Stick to your guns; Acknowledging a good experience; The case of Beatrice carla;

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