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Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 — NICE guidelines for caesarean section

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

NICE Guidelines for caesarean section
Beverley Lawrence Beech reports on the caesarean section guidelines for parents, birth supporters and those who work in the maternity services, produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health

Fetal rights hypocrisy in the US

Ending Secrecy in the UK
Jean Robinson comments on the impications of two landmark court decisions on cases of Munchausen syndrome by proxy

21st-century midwifery: NHS community midwifery models
Annie Francis and Brenda van der Kooy report on a new model of midwifery care, fully supported by AIMS, from the Independent Midwife Association (IMA)

My baby...I want him back!
Women who have had a caesrean section are often separated from their babies, An AIMS member recalls the pain and heartache of that experience.

Checklist for a hospital birth
On the UK Midwifery e-group, there had been a discussion about checklists for home birth. Independent Midwife Laura Abbott (www.homebirth.net) has come up with one for hospital births

Research:
Jean Robinson reviews

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue:
Practing midwifery in the 21st century; Choice and home birth; Midwives (RCM) conference

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