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Journal Vol. 19, No. 4 — Rhetoric and Reality - How do they compare on the ground?

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - Defining and recording normal birth
AIMS Chair Beverley Lawrence Beech looks for a more accurate definition of normality

Making normal birth a reality
National Childbirth Trust press release 15th November 2007

How to ask the wrong question to get the 'right' answer
Debbie Chippington Derrick questions the Healthcare Commission's Review of Maternity Services 2007

Informed consent
A consent form for women who intend 'delivering' in hospital
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The journey to hospital
Independent Midwife Bridget Sheeran explores the experiences of women travelling long distances from home to hospital in labour

The state of the NHS
Letter to Gordon Brown from AIMS Chair Beverley Beech about the poor state of the Maternity Services, which was also signed by The Independent Midwives Association and Professor Wendy Savage

The Department of Health responded on behalf of Mr Brown...

When normality is forgotten
Independent Midwife Lynn Walcott reflects on what led her to practice outside the NHS system

More cuts?
Gillian Crossley tells of yet another maternity unit threatened with cuts

Birth in Poole
Sandra Ryder describes her experience in a sadly all too frequent story of unheard trauma

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'Lack of Caring in the Care' reported by CEMACH; Royal Colleges call for more staff on maternity wards; More feedback for Journal 19 No 1, Birth Trauma

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