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Journal Vol. 24, No. 2 — Place of Birth - why women don't have a real choice

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Turning the Tide?
Beverley Beech, Nadine Edwards and Debbie Chippington Derrick look at birth place choices

Birthplace Study Conference
Holly Lyne gives a personal view of the recent Birthplace Study

Enforcing birth choices
Elizabeth Prochaska asks if women have a legal right to choose where they give birth

Halcyon Days
Kathryn Gutteridge is extending choices for Low Risk Women in Birmingham

Choosing out of hospital birth
Juliet Rayment presents some findings from the Birthplace in England Research Programme

Birth Centre Closures
Beverley Beech highlights some of the issues

Why Birth Centres Fail
Mavis Kirkham, Ruth Deery and Deborah Hughes offer a case study

'NHS doulas'
Adela Stockton looks at the issues around doulas working within the mainstream services

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Independent Midwives
Helen Dresner Barnes explores the erosion of choice for women and midwives

An Apology to Emily
Lisa Sykes shares her journey to empowered birth

Book Reviews:

DVD Review:

Also in this issue:
Dr Ágnes Geréb - update; Obituary - Elizabeth Key; Sheffield Home Birth Conference report

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