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Journal Vol. 20, No. 2 — Birth in Europe - Is there unity in the EU?

Looking at European Care
Beverley Beech highlights the similarities and differences in maternity care across Europe

Maternity services in Ireland
Anne Matthews and Jene Kelly look at the challenges for maternity services in Ireland

Maternity care in Luxembourg
Maryse Arendt gives an overview of the situation for mothers in her country

The Hungarian state of affairs of non-institutionalised birth
Ágnes Geréb highlights the difficulties faced by women and their birth attendants

Maternity care in Portugal
Mary Zwart offers a brief overview of maternity services available to Portuguese women

The perinatal situation in Italy
Piera Maghella looks at Italy's maternity statistics

German Birth Centres
Elisabeth Geisel says Germany is leading the way

The Spanish Situation
Andrea Anguera & Angela Müller look at the medical attitude to birth in Spain and efforts to support midwifery and normal birth

The Netherlands
Childbirth educator Thea van Tuyl highlights the highs and lows of maternity care in Holland

Bosnia & Hercegovina
Adisa Hotic describes medicalised and expensive maternity care

Childbirth in Poland
Anna Otffinowska says things are starting to improve for Polish women and their midwives

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