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Journal Vol. 25, No. 4 — Freedom of choice - When women really get to choose

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

Editorial - Free from Choice
Vicki Williams takes a journey to primal birthing

Free to Birth
Joanna Joy looks at why women choose to freebirth

Birthing Safely
Sarah Buckley shows how undisturbed birth is safe, ecstatic and our natural state

Mixing the Message
Rachel Reed highlights some of the confusing information given to women

Antenatal Care
Vicki Williams asks if it is care that improves pregnancy outcomes rather than check-ups

Freebirth and Social Services
Melissa Thomas describes her experience of a babymoon shattered by intervention

Freebirth and the Law

Birth, Babies, Breastfeeding and Bonding
Pipa Derrick report on the AIMS talk in Bristol by Dr Sarah Buckley in August 2014

Family Birth
Hannah Robertson describes the beautiful birth of her third child

Grace
Sarah Holdway shares the unassisted birth of her fourth child

Welcome to the World
Vicki Williams shares the story of her sixth child, a home birth after two sections

My Birth Story
Joanna Joy shares her birth story

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Also in this issue:
AIMS Campaign Network
News: The 4th European Midwives Association Education Conference and Forced Caesareans
Poems: Imagine a woman... and I have carried you, always

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