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Journal Vol. 21, No. 2 — Social Services - The secrecy of forced adoption

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - Whose baby?
Jean Robinson explains how and why AIMS supports familes faced with a whole new threat

Changing Shaken Baby Syndrome to Abusive Head Trauma
Jean Robinson considers the politics behind the name

Who is defining child abuse?
Sue Reid speaks out about the secrecy of forcible adoption

Campaigning in Australia
Debbie Slater looks at improving maternity services for women in her new home

Australian midwifery in crisis
Sharon Licqurish looks at the insurance nightmare facing Australian midwives and women

Safeguarding Children Protocols
Beverley Beech highlights just how scary things are getting

Pelvic Girdle Pain (SPD)
Moira Finlayson looks towards early diagnosis, effective treatment and a holistic approach to care for all women affected

Conference Reports

Gone with the Wind
Interpreting media messages about normal childbirth, report by Gill Boden

Born Unequal
The Royal Society of Medicine: Joint meeting between the Forum on Maternity and the Newborn and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section. 22nd January 2009, report by Gill Boden

Birthing Choices
Lecture at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, report by Beverley Beech

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Using Social Services as a lever
Second time mum Rosie was threatened for declining health visiting services

A Positive Perspective
Kath Davies shares what difference is made by the attitude of those providing care

Home birth after caesarean
Susan Jackson shares her search for a midwife who believed in her

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