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Journal Vol. 21, No. 4 — Good Care

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - Good NHS Midwifery Care
Guest Editor Michelle Barnes looks at some of the best the NHS has to offer

The problems of getting a home birth
'The choice of home birth should be offered to all mothers'. Maternity Matters, Department of Health, 2007
Beverley A Lawrence Beech

Albany Care
Lucy Christopher looks at the impact of holistic care for her VBAC

Common sense for fathers
With the help of John, a recent service user, Phyllis Winters reflects on the midwives' attitude to involving dads-to-be at Montrose Community Maternity Unit.

Onwards and upwards
Pushing the boundaries to promote positive birth in East Lancashire by Sheena Byrom

Water birth in Sheffield
Home births increase when birth pools are offered in Sheffield. Report by Michelle Barnes

Bradford Community Birth Pool Scheme
Ruth Weston talks about the Community Birth Pool Scheme she is piloting in Bradford

Continuity and care
Saumya and Adam Poulter talk about the care they received from the Albany Midwives

Marley's birth story
Adela Stockton

Healing home birth
Laura and Nigel Holmes share their story of support and caseload midwifery care

A positive perspective
Gemma Hopkins shares her experience

Giving birth in Montrose
Erica Edwards shares her experience of care and support

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