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Journal Vol. 23, No. 4 — 'High Risk' When does a label become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - Is the 'high risk' label helpful?
Vicki Williams asks us to question the notion of treating simply on the basis of 'risk'

Undisturbed birth
Sarah Buckley shows us what is stopping birth working

Stop Press
Jo Murphy-Lawless sends news on Ireland's midwifery unit closures

The age of research
Sara Wickham takes a critical look at research knowledge: making space for new and old

Time to put up or shut up?
Rosemary Mander talks about the perceived problem of being pregnant and fat

High risk or unknown quantity?
Sarah Holdway

'Obesing' pregnant women
Ruth Deery asks by whom and for what reasons?

Troubled waters
Sarah Davies looks at the significance of meconium in the amniotic fluid

The birth of Hannah Jane
Amy Mokady shares her planned home breech birth

Are twins always high risk?
Joanne Whistler asks whether they are really a variation on normal

Jemima's long awaited birth
Georgina Lewis tells her story of the labour and birth that seemed never going to happen

Research:
Sara Wickham offers an overview of four recent studies

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