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Journal Vol. 17, No. 2 — Help us to save our Birthing Units!

Help us to save our Birthing Units!
Tina Bolton calls for action in an ongoing campaign to save two Petersfield sites.

Ethics Watch
Jean Robinson reports on the difficult ethical area of "consent" and "informed choice", and calls for an update on the Charter for Ethical Research in Maternity Care.

Who is in control?
AIMS member Vicki Bevan takes a personal and philosophical look at a vital question that will affect every woman during her pregnancy and birth.

Those first six hours
Suzanna Nock outlines why the first few hours of a home birth can never be compared to the hospital experience.

Term Breech Trial follow up
Debbie Chippington Derrick comments on the results of the 2 year follow ups from the Inertnational Randomized Term Breech Trial.

Pick up a Pink Kit
AIMS member Alice Charlwood reviews a video birthing kit for parents and midwives now becoming popular in New Zealand.

Clean but too clinical
AIMS Chair Beverley Beech awards only 2 out of 10 to one of the largest private maternity hospitals in Greece, when invited on a recent ENCA trip.

Delivering a baby under curfew in Palestine
Dr Salwa Al-Katib, an obs/gyn, who lives in Ramallah in the West Bank, never dreamed that she would one day be delivering babies by telephone, but that is exactly what she found herself doing one early morning during the height of an Israeli incursion.

Promoting public participation: MSLC Workshops
AIMS Honarary Vice Chair Nadine Edwards reports back on an enlightening workshop exploring the role of MSLCs throughout the UK.

Preterm birth: a medical miracle with an emotional cost
Gill Boden reports back on the share of information around Pre-term birth at the Presidential meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine on May 16th.

Keeping Birth Normal
Alice Charlwood reports back on the Midwifery Art of Being with Women in Labour, given at Kings College on June 30th.

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