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Journal Vol. 23, No. 1 — Normality

Supporting Normality
Vicki Williams introduces a journal which shows how the system can support normality

Normalising Home Birth
Jo Dagustun's personal reflections and a call to action

The Birth of Serenity
Kathryn Gutteridge introduces a midwifery-led birth centre in Birmingham

Midwifery 2020: Delivering Expectations
Cathy Warwick gives the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) response

Midwifery 2020: Quality midwifery care that meets women's needs
Feedback from Miranda Dodwell, BirthChoiceUK

Hypnobirthing antenatal educator Christine Hall shares how she believes birthing experiences can be changed for women and why we need to look at the problem from another direction

Our Bodies, Our Choice
Holly Lyne reports on the Airedale Mums support and campaigns

Elsa Joy
Anne Dew shares the story of her daughter's birth

Dear Doctor
Alexandra Orchard shares how she got a VBA2C (vaginal birth after two caesareans) in the US

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