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Journal Vol. 23, No. 2 — Challenging the medicalisation of birth

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - The Model Matters
Vicki Williams introduces a journal which challenges the medical model

Challenging the Medicalisation of Birth
Beverley Beech talks about the difficulties in getting consumers' voices heard

The Assessment of Progress
Midwife Rachel Reed asks whether it is time for change in the way we look at stages of labour

Basic Biology
Holly Lyne looks critically at the perception that women are losing the ability to birth

Encouraging Normal to Become the Norm
Protecting the future of a birth centre by Sian Alexander, mother and birth centre campaigner

Expectant Mothers Denied Choice
Claire Rajah campaigns for the Corbar Birth Centre in Derbyshire

What My Scar Means to Me
Emmy Lomas recounts how her two traumatic caesareans still haunt her

Research:
Nadine Edward reviews

Book Reviews:

Also in this issue: Closure in Hull

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