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Journal Vol. 22, No. 1 — Is anyone listening?

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - Midwifery - Who cares what women want?
Beverley Beech looks at when 'informed consent' becomes bullying

Reclaiming Birth Rally

Why does the Albany Midwifery Model work?
AIMS Vice Chair Nadine Edwards gives some background

Birth by yourselves...
Maria Newcastle tells her story

VEs - Essential Diagnostic Tool?
Debbie Chippington Derrick looks at the contentious issue of vaginal examinations with specific reference to the NICE Intrapartum Care Guideline

Vaginal examination in labour - what do women say?
Midwife Mary Stewart considers the emotional effects of internal examination

16 years of improvements?
Pat O'Brien takes a critical look at the portrayal of birth

Out of My Depth?
Independent Midwife Virginia Howes looks at the portrayal of birth and midwifery in the media

A public inquest in Ireland
Following his birth at home, a baby died in hospital; report by Jo Murphy-Lawless

Continuity of care?
Caseload midwife from Powys, Anita Timmis, looks at what is important to women

Breech Home Birth of Lilly May Pawlak
Midwife Rose Pride shares her powerful birth experience

Home Birth Bullying
Tabatha Pollock Ellam looks for a way to avoid a repeat of abuse during labour

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