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Journal Vol. 16, No. 3 — Health Visitors or Health Police?

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Health Visitors or Health Police?
Jean Robinson reports on how health visiting is increasingly being dominated by surveillance, not support, with all mothers being assessed for risk of child abuse at the first meeting

The truth behind the NICE guidelines on caesarean section
Debbie Chippington Derrick, an AIMS member who was part of the Guideline Development Group, offers insight into the strengths and weaknesses behind this controversial document

What the papers said
Suzanna Nock looks at how all the major national newspapers reported the NICE Caesarean Guidelines on the 28 April 2004

A brave breech birth
Claudia described the normal breech birth of her daughter

Overdue and over the moon
Miranda describes going into labour at just over 42 weeks

I did it my way
AIMS' Editor Emma Mahony was invited to give a talk at the Royal College of Medicine for the forum "Normal Birth in the 21st Century", chaired by Dr Wendy Savage. Here's her perspective, as a mother, on the subject, with illustrations by The Times cartoonist Jonathan Pugh

Keeping MUM: Reflections on a campaign to save a maternity unit
Campaign coordinator Avril Nicoll reflects on its success

How AIMS spent its lottery money
Suzanna Nock report on the six tasks of our last financial year, in all of which we performed creditably. We are deeply grateful for all of those whose hard work made that possible

Research:
Jean Robinson reviews

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue:
Medicalised birth in France: Bonjour, Entente Cordiale; European Network of Childbirth Associations (ENCA) meeting 2004; How AIMS spent its lottery money.

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