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Journal Vol. 20, No. 4 — Midwifery Focus - Looking at supporting normal birth

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - Believing in Normal
Lee Seekings Norman looks at some of the issues surrounding supportive midwifery

Increasing home birth is vital
Denis Walsh looks at the future of maternity services in the UK

Home Birth: Why take the risk?
Colleen Walk responds

James's home birth
Rolla Khadduri describes a calm and peaceful birth

Making normal birth a reality
Beverley Lawrence Beech looks at the Normal Birth Consensus Statement

The birth of a new baby - Independent Midwives UK
Steering Group member Annie Francis looks at the issue of insurance

My journey to Independent Midwifery
Katie Wainwright shares her path to providing one to one care

Revolutionising maternity care in this country - a guide to how to do it!
Annie Francis & Louise Wilby

Confessions of a campaigner: of Postcards and Primary Care Trusts
Ruth Weston invites you to campaign for better maternity care

The power of BOBB - Elke Heckel looks at screening the Business of Being Born

Conference Reports

Passionate Midwifery: A day to celebrate the life and work of Tricia Anderson 1961-2007
Saturday 14 June, Bournemouth University
Nadine Edwards

Film Review - The business of being born; reviewed by Julie Dawid

Book Reviews:

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The IMA's Search For Professional Indemnity Insurance

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